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    Originally posted by Jake1000 View Post
    I have been looking as well. Its strange that you apply but hear nothing from the other end. No emails; no phone calls - nothing - as though people have vanished. Anyone experiencing this?
    None of the other 3462 applicants for the gig have heard back either. Apart from the 3 they want to interview.
    The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn't exist

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      market does seemed to picked up bit towards back end of May but i think it is slowing down again for whatever reason.

      there are many reasons why things i think have been so slow in recent times:

      - because of lockdown, many recruiters have been made redundant meaning the remaining recruiters are doing perhaps 3x as much work they normally do so it might be just that they can't get round to certain procedures.
      - people just slacking away when working from home/remotely. let's be honest, we don't work the full 9-5 as we normally do in an office.
      - business no trading = no work = no need for new resouces (many businesses are struggling to stay afloat during these difficult times)
      - some businesses are prioritizing firings over hirings. (tough economic times)
      - in our contract market, the pool of applicants have been greater than ever (don't forget there were quite a significant number of us who flew in the towel because of not wanting to go inside IR35 before the pandemic kicked in) - so that means greater competition than before

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        just been extended until Feb 2021..... and my client is in one of the industries really suffering right now.

        I think I'm lucky as I'm not actually contracted to the client but their consultancy since the client has laid off most of their own contractors (permatemps since that is how they behave and are treated and I can understand why the client found them all inside)

        I also have the advantage of being the only person physically in the UK. But either way, I'm happy - I stated in Jan with the anticipation of being there until May - then got extended to June, October and now February.

        Hopefully by then some sanity will have returned to life.

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          Originally posted by mookiemoo View Post
          just been extended until Feb 2021..... and my client is in one of the industries really suffering right now.

          I think I'm lucky as I'm not actually contracted to the client but their consultancy since the client has laid off most of their own contractors (permatemps since that is how they behave and are treated and I can understand why the client found them all inside)

          I also have the advantage of being the only person physically in the UK. But either way, I'm happy - I stated in Jan with the anticipation of being there until May - then got extended to June, October and now February.

          Hopefully by then some sanity will have returned to life.
          Nice one mookie


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            I have noticed an uptick in calls from Indian outfits disguised as uk (0203) numbers.

            Just had one for a node.js specialist. Central London, inside IR35, no remote options, £320 pd .

            The fact I'm even having the conversation is an indication of how dire things are at the moment.

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              Had a first cold call in weeks.

              Recruiter had few permie roles and then asked how is the market looking and laughed.

              I laughed too.

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                I wonder when will things be better/ normal

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                  Originally posted by Jake1000 View Post
                  I wonder when will things be better/ normal
                  5 or 6 years


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                    Originally posted by Excursion UK View Post
                    I have noticed an uptick in calls from Indian outfits disguised as uk (0203) numbers.

                    Just had one for a node.js specialist. Central London, inside IR35, no remote options, £320 pd .

                    The fact I'm even having the conversation is an indication of how dire things are at the moment.
                    I had a telephone interview with an Indian consultancy weeks ago. Nothing else was going on so thought why not?

                    Turned out to be no specific gig and the guy interviewing me had a completely different skillset to me and wasn't going to ask me about anything in the JD but his own areas of interest. What a waste of time. Suffice to say that I heard nothing back afterwards.
                    I still think these guys are just up to RMLT shenanigans for visa purposes.

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                      Originally posted by CheeseSlice View Post
                      I had a telephone interview with an Indian consultancy weeks ago. Nothing else was going on so thought why not?

                      Turned out to be no specific gig and the guy interviewing me had a completely different skillset to me and wasn't going to ask me about anything in the JD but his own areas of interest. What a waste of time. Suffice to say that I heard nothing back afterwards.
                      I still think these guys are just up to RMLT shenanigans for visa purposes.
                      They were only interested in seeing your CV, so that the other CV can be aligned to look exactly like yours! (of course except email id, phone and company details)

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