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    Originally posted by Paralytic View Post
    On the flop side. Send in CV/apply for every role even if your skills don't match, pimp gets fed up with time wasters, pimp sets up an auto-filter/block for your email/phone, pimp never sees your application for the role you are a good fit for.
    Do you really think they know how to work an auto filter/rule?

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      Originally posted by jayn200 View Post
      Do you really think they know how to work an auto filter/rule?
      Yes. It's so easy you could manage.
      The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn't exist

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        Originally posted by Paralytic View Post
        On the flop side. Send in CV/apply for every role even if your skills don't match, pimp gets fed up with time wasters, pimp sets up an auto-filter/block for your email/phone, pimp never sees your application for the role you are a good fit for.
        Any good pimp would appreciate people applying in these circumstances. May be inappropriate for gig applying for, but said pimp now has details of a number of people to hand for other roles in future, thus doesn't have to externally advertise.

        Then again, pimps and common sense don't go too well together.

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          Originally posted by perplexed View Post
          Any good pimp would appreciate people applying in these circumstances. May be inappropriate for gig applying for, but said pimp now has details of a number of people to hand for other roles in future, thus doesn't have to externally advertise.

          Then again, pimps and common sense don't go too well together.
          Some do this but they tend to be more mature and run their own companies.
          "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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            Originally posted by northernladuk View Post
            Cause everyone is going on holidays aren't they......
            Not every break entails a 5am EasyJet flight to Costa del sunburn you know

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              Nine applications - one phone call back - selected by client for technical test

              Should take 2 hours - took 3 hours due to them using old tech and having forgot bits - submitted.

              Usually wouldn’t be interested in gig using anything other than latest tech but not really the time to be picky and it’s fully remote.

              See what happens - good to have some response from the market.

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                Originally posted by perplexed View Post
                Any good pimp would appreciate people applying in these circumstances. May be inappropriate for gig applying for, but said pimp now has details of a number of people to hand for other roles in future, thus doesn't have to externally advertise.

                Then again, pimps and common sense don't go too well together.
                You're giving pimps way too much credit. You really think they keep the details at hand of people who have spammed them with applications?

                For the general market (not necessarily high end/head hunters) pimps are transactional in nature - job opportunity appears from client, do key word search on their database, do keyword search on job boards, do keyword search on linked in, choose a few with the best keyword matching, speak to those few about availability, get CVs from those that are, review those CVs (again, throw in a keyword search), submit a subset to the client, go buy some hair gel and wait.

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                  Originally posted by dx4100 View Post
                  Nine applications - one phone call back - selected by client for technical test

                  Should take 2 hours - took 3 hours due to them using old tech and having forgot bits - submitted.

                  Usually wouldn’t be interested in gig using anything other than latest tech but not really the time to be picky and it’s fully remote.

                  See what happens - good to have some response from the market.
                  Good luck!
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                    Originally posted by Paralytic View Post
                    On the flop side. Send in CV/apply for every role even if your skills don't match, pimp gets fed up with time wasters, pimp sets up an auto-filter/block for your email/phone, pimp never sees your application for the role you are a good fit for.
                    Originally posted by perplexed View Post
                    Any good pimp would appreciate people applying in these circumstances. May be inappropriate for gig applying for, but said pimp now has details of a number of people to hand for other roles in future, thus doesn't have to externally advertise.
                    Working with several recruiters to hire people recently, I'm fairly confident that most agents, whilst sympathetic to people in the current climate, don't appreciate being inundated with hundred of pointless, ill fitting candidate CVs. Assuming they are using an ATS system, they simply ignore the vast majority of CVs. There isn't time to look at more than a very small sample. If say, they get 300-500 applicants for an online advertised role, they might pick the 20 top rated to read. And read for about 30 seconds each.

                    Apart from hot skill sets and hard to fill/niche roles, most individual agents already have many thousands of personal contacts. Big national agencies have databases of hundreds of thousands and sometimes millions of CVs. They are not generally short of CVs and I personally would think more highly of candidates who target their search better rather than apply for every vacancy under the sun, even in the terrible market we have now.

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                      Originally posted by dx4100 View Post
                      Nine applications - one phone call back - selected by client for technical test

                      Should take 2 hours - took 3 hours due to them using old tech and having forgot bits - submitted.

                      Usually wouldn’t be interested in gig using anything other than latest tech but not really the time to be picky and it’s fully remote.

                      See what happens - good to have some response from the market.
                      In my experience the 'uninteresting' ones can end up being fun, and the 'fun'/big name/tech ones can be awful... go for it then decide :-)

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