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  • jamesbrown
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    Originally posted by eek View Post

    Committing to what???
    A better CV next time.

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  • PCTNN
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    Originally posted by KentDogWalker View Post
    seeing more PERM CVs on my desktop that say "open to committing" as a candidate perk
    Lol that's just something people say but don't mean.

    I don't write it on my CV but in every permie role interview I highlight how I'm looking for a company where I can see myself stay for the long run, how I look forward to contributing to the company's long term vision. I also ask detailed questions about my potential career path within the company. Gives the interviewer the impression that I want to be there forever and love them already. Then I leave them after 6-9 months for a contract or another permie role that pays me marginally more.

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by KentDogWalker View Post
    seeing more PERM CVs on my desktop that say "open to committing" as a candidate perk
    Committing to what???

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  • KentDogWalker
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    seeing more PERM CVs on my desktop that say "open to committing" as a candidate perk

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by PerfectStorm View Post


    is this the chap that wanted weekly payment like a temp?

    ???? You want weekly payments because it mitigates your risk....

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  • PerfectStorm
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    Originally posted by ensignia View Post

    You weren't saying this a few months ago when you were goading others for not being "true suppliers"...

    is this the chap that wanted weekly payment like a temp?


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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by northernladuk View Post

    LM went to school of life and graduated with an A+ in Hotness and Drinking Gin.
    FTFY

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  • northernladuk
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

    Never went to uni
    LM went to school of life and graduated with an A+ in Hotness and Drinking Beer.

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by hungry_hog View Post

    yeah but this is contractor UK so surely you put your Double First from Cambridge and Chairman of the Hawks Club on there
    Never went to uni

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  • hungry_hog
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
    I've trimmed my CV for years. It only shows about the last 5-8 gigs. Putting stuff I did in 1992 is of no interest to anyone.
    yeah but this is contractor UK so surely you put your Double First from Cambridge and Chairman of the Hawks Club on there

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  • hugebrain
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
    I've never understand this "never inside" or "never perm" mentality.

    Have a preference, for sure, but never say never.

    Sometimes taking a perm job will help you the gain experience and free training that will allow you change directions as a contractor, or simply gain access to markets that you'd otherwise struggle to get into.

    An inside gig is better than no gig and I'd rather leave my war chest intact than use it up unnecessarily.
    That seems reasonable. Can I respectfully suggest that all you quitters and that can’t get a real contract start your own board? The permielosers.com domain is available for example.

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  • PCTNN
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    Same. It also depends on what role I apply for or the sector even.

    Like, if I apply for a Lead designer role in the public sector, why would I bother including that gig I did 3 years ago as a mid/senior designer in banking.

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
    I've trimmed my CV for years. It only shows about the last 5-8 gigs. Putting stuff I did in 1992 is of no interest to anyone.
    +1 - were I to update things it would only go back 10 years - as that's enough time to show you are time served, know wtf you are talking about and have appropriate battle scars ..

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  • ladymuck
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    I've trimmed my CV for years. It only shows about the last 5-8 gigs. Putting stuff I did in 1992 is of no interest to anyone.

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  • DitchTheBox
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    Originally posted by TheDude View Post

    I have removed some of my experience from my CV now I am nearly 50.

    I am quite lucky in that I look young as well but sooner later I am sure I will start being rejected fir culture fit reasons.

    Originally posted by t0bytoo View Post
    Not to go down an age discrimination hole - but, I have found that I have done better with interviews over the phone, versus video chat.

    I also cut back my CV to hide 20+ year old stuff.
    I'm going to try the same then I think and trim my CV. Will see how the rest of this week goes with agency/interview feedback, and if there are no bites I'll see if an overhaul improves things. Same here - I've done fewer and brief telephone interviews and got decent gigs really quickly before.

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