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Email about jobs that don't match my skills

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Pointless emails from recruitment agencies are the latest spam that will hit your inbox if you decide to go looking for a job...  well, that's my experience anyway!

I signed up with a few well known websites such as jobsite.com and jobserve.com a while back and have recently updated my details and my CV on there as I am looking for work at the moment.  I expected recruitment consultants to contact me from time to time with relevant jobs but what I didn't expect (or want) was an inbox full of irrelevant spam most days. 

It's hard enough looking for a job with the knock backs, the time wasted at interviews only to be crushed by an HR guy who's on a power trip and only wants to recommend people who like football and getting drunk on a Friday night.  Oh yes, you should never underestimate the power of those human resources people who know very little about the job but claim to be people people'.  Perhaps I'm generalising, but I'm so angry right now.

Why am I really tee-ed off receiving emails from recruitment agencies?  Well it would help if the actually bothered to look at my CV and profile.  It would give them an idea of the kind of job I was looking for and they would be aware of my skills.  Instead they seem to run an automated query against a database and pull my name out for some totally unsuitable positions.  Then of course there is the ultimate disclaimer If this job specification is unsuitable, the details that we have are probably out of date or incomplete.  Please click here to update. - bunch of lazy gits!

They just do a search on keywords and they don't always get that right.  I was recently sent an email about a meteorology job, which has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with my particular field of expertise.  How did they manage to screw that up?

Email inbox, emails about jobs Then there's the first contact phone calls.  Just to see if you're looking for work, where you want to work and what your skills are.  Well hello?  You pulled my details from the Jobsite database because I recently updated my details and profile.  What does that tell you?  My skills are listed there and my location too.  Sometimes they ring up and genuinely want more info about things that I haven't mentioned, well that's fine.  But to ring me up and ask me questions when the answer is in the very database you pulled me from...  that really annoys me.

Maybe I should give up looking for work in my area and become a recruitment consultant instead.  You don't need a brain or the ability to use a database.  I could do this in my sleep and put my time to something useful!


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Unemployed Qualified Welder

Unemployed Qualified Welder

You fat cats in the government have f##ked my career up by letting all these scrounging foreigners into my country so they can earn the wages I should be earning and send them back to their own country.
I've now had to do what thousands of true brits have already done because I cant find a job in my preferred profession!! Go to vistaprint and buy 200 General Handyman cards. Will be out delivering them as soon as they arrive.
That's if I still have a home to live in as i'm private renting because i've only been on the council waiting list for 22 years but the council wont help me because I'm English and I wasn't stupid enough to get my mrs pregnant.
Instead the court has issued an attachment of earnings for f##king council tax on my mrs pay, nice as I've been made unemployed to make way for some polish git.
Anyway things are looking up, will have to sell my car as I cant afford to put petrol in it.
Picked the house phone up today to ring my mrs but my services have been restricted as i've missed one payment, same as my mobile so now I can't ring any potential Employers.
Thanks you shirt lifting fat w##king government people for f##king my life up !!
Unemployed Qualified Welder
21st Aug 14 03:26

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wombat

wombat

Recruitment agencies are all the same regardless of their claims,recent experience immediate start, asap when I apply need registration so I have to visit the local office.When can I start the job I said,in the next couple of weeks,four weeks later nothing texted rep was there really a job? or is this candidate pooling,yes there are jobs we'll contact you! Responded to one advert on visit to office, told company not actually recruiting at the momentTHANKS FOR NOTHING
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wombat
7th Mar 14 14:33

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Nick

Nick

Btw, agencies don't work for you - they work for the employers. So don't expect to be treated as a customer cuz you are not a customer. Their job is to find suitable workers for the employers and they take money from the employers if successfull.
Nick
24th Jan 14 10:31

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Nick

Nick

When the government say economy is recovering they mean that London house prices are rising. When they say unemployment rate is falling they mean that more people are stocking shelves at supermarkets on zero hour contracts. Don't you give a sh1t to government figures.
Nick
23rd Jan 14 16:44

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Jethro

Jethro

If you choose to believe any of the lying barstools in government in a run up to an election, more fool you. Just wait until they announce that unemployment figures have fallen to sub 7% and the economy is running away so fast the BoE is forced to raise interest rates (mortgage rates). You see, one deception leads onto even greater deceptions in their attempts to get re-elected. And God only knows what fantasies the Labour party will invent.
Jethro
23rd Jan 14 16:42

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Vote UKIP

Vote UKIP

I really can't see what all the fuss is about, on one hand people are complaining about not being able to get jobs, and on the other hand the government boasting the unemployment rate is falling faster than ever. So who's telling porkies then?
Vote UKIP
23rd Jan 14 16:16

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ahforfoulkessake

ahforfoulkessake

I am going through a similar thing getting emails about irrelevant jobs to my skills and experience.
Either the job requires: experience and quals I don't have
Driving licence, or is too far away and too costly a commute for the money they offer.
I find Jobsite who email me almost daily the biggest offender in that way.
CV LIBRARY ARE GOOD AND I HAVE APPLIED TO MANY SUITABLE JOBS THROUGH THEM BUT THEY GET SO MANY APPLICANTS i'M NOT HAVING MUCH LUCK.
ahforfoulkessake
23rd Jan 14 15:56

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Kharma

Kharma

Instead of relying on such websites to do the work for you, maybe you should look online yourself. That way you will be able to find jobs that better match your skills. Don't like what they email to you? Simply unsuscribe.
Kharma
19th Sep 11 14:18

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Rick

Rick

What do you expect, they don't have time to look at everyone's CV in minute detail and they're probably swamped with candidates whilst employers are trying get staff on the cheap. Take some chill out time man.
Rick
18th Sep 11 12:25

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