Job Website Pitfalls

Less is more…

OK, if we’re talking Pizza, less certainly isn’t more. It’s delicious and tasty, it’s the food that just keeps on giving. Like most, I’d take the whole damn thing.

Not everyone realises that by applying for a job via any of the major job website boards, your CV automatically ends up in a database that is accessible by any one of the hundreds of recruiters that hold subscriptions to those boards. It’s a useful feature that, in itself, isn’t a bad thing, but in some cases what happens with your CV as a result can be.

You, you’re a person, not a commodity. You’re not a Pizza set out on the table waiting for everyone to grab a slice, only to be forgotten about tomorrow. In essence, it might seem that having lots of people grabbing a slice is a positive thing, but of all the good guys/gals, there are some rogues and you can’t easily identify them during a brief telephone chat. It is not only illegal, but also highly immoral for your CV to be ‘farmed out’ without your permission, sadly it happens, don’t be under any illusion, and it is highly dangerous. The more people it goes to, the more likely your current boss is to see it. It’s almost like advertising from the roof tops that you’re in the market for a move. Is it any more likely to result in a job offer? I don’t think so. It may also damage your chances, as this method of ‘door-stopping’ prevents a proper, calculated, quality introduction.

I’m hearing more and more about an uprising of ‘Boutique Recruiters’. Generally speaking, collectively, we are trying to bring quality and ethics back to this industry. I, for one, aren’t looking to ‘bang out’ 100 CV’s this week, the sheer thought makes me shudder. I’m looking to have proper conversations with people genuinely looking to further their career. Between us, if you’re up for it, we can work out a strategy and I can use my attention to detail, industry knowledge and significant contact base to try to make this happen.

“I’ll absolutely definitely get you a job offer”

Of course I can’t promise this. But by getting to know you, I’ll represent you in the fairest way possible, ensuring your discretion and confidentiality. Hopefully this will have a positive outcome.

So, if you’re a Motor Trade professional looking for The Next Step, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

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