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Old 23rd March 2016, 05:47 AM
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I've done it all. Talk to people, geristerd with recruiters, posted my CV everywhere...... you name it I did it. I will continue to do that. But I thought this is what these forums are for expats helping eachother, or not.

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I've done it all. Talk to people, geristerd with recruiters, posted my CV everywhere...... you name it I did it. I will continue to do that. But I thought this is what these forums are for expats helping eachother, or not.
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I just spoke to someone, he works in a financial company. I told I had applied for this job advertised on there website and was wondering if he can take my CV to his manager. He agreed but he also said that those application through the website no one looks at. That's is exactly why I started this and that is an example of who you know and not what you know. My spirits are up and down to be honest. In the morning I start applying and looking and once the generic resections start coming in it gets a bit down. But in the end I am blessed with a great wife and 2 beautiful children and I hope the job situation will change soon

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That's pretty much it, you get so many applications for most jobs listed here there's often not time to sift ir read through all of them, let alone reply to 200 unsuitable cvs.. keep at it, walking in to companies with a cv and a manager or recruiters name can work

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... walking in to companies with a cv and a manager or recruiters name can work
You have to do your homework first. We get at least 2 a day walking in with an armful of CVs asking if we have 'a job'.

A job in what? What do you think we do? Where do you think you will fit in to our organisation? Where can you bring value? What projects particularly interest you? All the information is there on the website but if someone can't be bothered to spend an hour researching, they might as well try the burger bar on the ground floor.

Someone walking straight in without having researched what the company is or does will get their CV thrown straight in the bin.

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You have to do your homework first. We get at least 2 a day walking in with an armful of CVs asking if we have 'a job'.

A job in what? What do you think we do? Where do you think you will fit in to our organisation? Where can you bring value? What projects particularly interest you? All the information is there on the website but if someone can't be bothered to spend an hour researching, they might as well try the burger bar on the ground floor.

Someone walking straight in without having researched what the company is or does will get their CV thrown straight in the bin.
Yes, not quite what I meant

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I know it's not what you meant, but it's the way this thread is started with let's all find me 'a job'.

A job in what? What industry? What qualifications does the OP have? Years of experience? Throw us a bone here.

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I just spoke to someone, he works in a financial company. I told I had applied for this job advertised on there website and was wondering if he can take my CV to his manager. He agreed but he also said that those application through the website no one looks at. That's is exactly why I started this and that is an example of who you know and not what you know. My spirits are up and down to be honest. In the morning I start applying and looking and once the generic resections start coming in it gets a bit down. But in the end I am blessed with a great wife and 2 beautiful children and I hope the job situation will change soon
Been there done that.........

The job I had before this one I ran into the same thing, the job posting looked like they wrote it from my CV line items. Applied online and called multiple times but couldn't get a response. A month later another position was advertised with the same company that even MORE closely fit my skill set. I really did my research this time and found out the name of every top manager in the business and sent my CV to each of them. The man who would hire me didn't receive his copy but the marketing guy I sent one to walked over to that manager with it and I got the job. At the initiation I asked why I didn't get a call back the first time and they told me they received 500 applications and I was simply overlooked.

You need to think outside of the box sometimes, and do not make those spelling/grammar mistakes when you apply that you constantly make posting here. It of course doesn't matter on a forum but if you are doing the same thing in business communications you would immediately disqualify yourself from my consideration (in a management or professional roll).
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Three pages and he still hasn't told us what he does or what kind of job he's looking for.

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