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    It seem that once again we need to remind some members about applying for vacancies posted by companies and members. It isn't rocket science, it's all about common sense.

    We understand that it can be a frustrating venture sending CV's everyday and getting no replies, and the current market is grossly overmanned, with a lack of work.

    * READ the entire vacancy ad

    * ENSURE you have ALL the qualifications required and meet the criteria in full

    * ONLY apply if you do meet every aspect of the criteria

    * If you are succesful please do bother to show up (it's amazing how many we hear about who don't bother after they make the effort to apply)

    * DO NOT spam those offering the vacancy with CV's that are not adequate

    * ALWAYS be honest, do not lie to get a vacancy

    * Think of others and not just yourself. everytime you simply send off a CV and do not meet the criteria you are wasting the time of those who bother to post a vacancy. Constantly doing this tends to loose the vacancy poster the will to live after reading 50 CV's that are not up to the task. You may be 21, have a CP license and believe you are ready to protect Madonna but a little realism goes a long way. Just because you have a FAW or an FPOS does NOT make you a medic ready to wizz off to the sandy places and jolly along on a convoy.

    *REMEMBER posters do so because they wish to use a forum which has a great many qualified people on the hunt for work, don't spoil it for everyone else by applying for jobs you cannot do, or these posters will simply go elsewhere and then nobody gets the benefit of vacancies.
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    As they say, common sense is the less common of senses so it's not a bad thing to remind all this, Annie, specially after seeing how some CPW members posting vacancies can get really pissed off after receiving lots of CVs or PMs which have no relation at all with the professional profile they are looking for. It's hard for other members and job seekers to read lines like "I've drawn the conclusion that to employ specialist manpower you need the contacts - not a public forum that attracts muppets." That means this member is not going to post any other future vacancies in here and that's sad (though mind you, I do understand his reaction). Let's not slam the door in our own face guys, itís as stupid and Ďsuicidalí as when groaning at someone because he posted a vacancy.

    Of course when you apply for a job you always have to be positive and have the highest hopes for success, however it wouldn't be a bad idea to keep always a line about 'defeat' in mind too, if at the end of the day you aren't going to be successful in that application, better be it because you are overqualified (and that means having not only ALL the qualifications required but even more) than because you are a muppet (less qualifications or none at all, cooked up background, etc.). Professionalism probably starts by self-honesty.

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    I am a door supervisor looking for door or security work
    Can you help? usaidit8@live.co.uk

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    annie i would like to add that when sending a CV, keep it short and to the point and make sure it is well presented and that includes not sending something that looks as though the applicant has either slept with it or used it as a table mat.

    First presentations count and a CV will be disgaurded immediately if it is scruffy.

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    ......annie you didnt give an e-mail addy to bombard??? am qualified..........just not to the job avertised!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by psko View Post
    I am a door supervisor looking for door or security work
    Can you help? usaidit8@live.co.uk
    Yes i can help you.............. POST IT WHERE ITS MEANT TO BE! THE MEMBERS LOOKING FOR WORK.

    For the love of all things holy man, persec may be a pertinent issue too.

    May i direct you to a slightly older sticky about posting in correct areas


    I am laughing so hard right now..... do you know why i am laughing so hard? I'm laughing so hard because if i wasn't i would be beating my head off a wall somewhere in frustration at those who cannot read
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phecta View Post
    annie i would like to add that when sending a CV, keep it short and to the point and make sure it is well presented and that includes not sending something that looks as though the applicant has either slept with it or used it as a table mat.

    First presentations count and a CV will be disgaurded immediately if it is scruffy.
    Damn I'll scrub those coffee stains of mine now, thanks for reminding me
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    Annie,

    This should go without saying. Save to say we should not have to remind people of things like this. This is one of the reasons that will push employers away from posting vacancies on the forum. Why not create a page for those who applied for positions that they clearly did not have the qualifications for? Sort of like name and shame. I hope this does not put me in violations of the rules of the forum.

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    I understand the frustrations guys I really do but perhaps I may suggest that we try the more tolerant approach of:

    1. Education.

    2. Employers accepting the fact that not everyone on here is an administrative genius.

    3. Us all accepting that desperation leads to, or breeds, desperate measures or a desperate response..?

    After all we are all human and guess what..? not infallible..!
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    Tollerance Carl should stretch to a less than satisfactory Cv or letter of application, applying for posts you cannot possibly do i'm afraid should not gain such tollerance when it causes folks not to offer other vacancies which benefit others. Of course everyone is not a whizz at admin tasks that is absolutley acceptable in my opinion, i don't bear grudge against that at all. But i can't do brain surgery and i sure as shit wouldn't apply to be one, or apply to go work in the sand as a medic, or anything else. Knowing ones limits is a skill in itself. i do not mean to mock or upset people with the post, just ask for a little common sense to stop frightening off those who wish to post a vacancy

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