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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    You should be happy to introduce someone for 5% of daily rate if they are successfully placed.
    £1000 referral fee it says...

    Half a days work that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by stek View Post
    £1000 referral fee it says...

    Half a days work that....
    Screw that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Well I'll counter the couple of previous threads and point out I've still got 100% record over 10 years from Jobserve. I've got linkedin set up and come close to using that to get work but I'm either back in contractor or already in one so nothing has come of yet so jobserve is still king. I'm sure in the future other avenues will generate opportunities or me but so far I'm straight back on JS the week before a gig ends.

    I'd be looking closer to home rather than blaming jobserve if I was the OP.
    I've got a very specialist skillset and I've been offered a role out of pretty much every interview I've done and I've always struggled to get bites from posted roles. Apart from one, all of my roles have been through agents finding me. So on that account, I agree with DaveB's approach.

    I do still pay attention and apply on JS, though.

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    both my recent contracts were from agents contacted me directly.

    I might have applied for few 1000s of roles via Jobserve in last few months but apart from couple of tele-interviews nothing else materialised.
    Couple of cases agents contacted me a day before actually putting advert in Jobserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren_Test View Post
    I might have applied for few 1000s of roles via Jobserve in last few months but apart from couple of tele-interviews nothing else materialised.
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    But let's be clear here, Jobserve isn't the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren_Test View Post
    both my recent contracts were from agents contacted me directly.

    I might have applied for few 1000s of roles via Jobserve in last few months but apart from couple of tele-interviews nothing else materialised.
    Couple of cases agents contacted me a day before actually putting advert in Jobserve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren_Test View Post
    both my recent contracts were from agents contacted me directly.

    I might have applied for few 1000s of roles via Jobserve in last few months but apart from couple of tele-interviews nothing else materialised.
    Couple of cases agents contacted me a day before actually putting advert in Jobserve.
    Do you include your car parking arrangements questionnaire alongside jobserve applications?
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    Do you include your car parking arrangements questionnaire alongside jobserve applications?
    Harsh....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Harsh....
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    It isn't a waste of time (I have had interviews off the back of it) because it is quite easy to keep in top of but I haven't worked through an agent in about three years now.

    When you are getting anything over 100 applications for a contract, it is a lottery.

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