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What experiences have you had with this? "Company Confidential" really irritates me, all it says is "agency, or employer with bad reputation." That, or jobs still advertised that have long gone.
My job was advertised in a local paper shop because "Jobcentre was hopeless."
Loads of non-existent jobs on there, placed by agencies just looking to harvest names on the off-chance that they might be able to use them in the future, government quite happy to go along with it because it creates the illusion that there are thousands of jobs out there but the unemployed don't want to work.
Yes, they do, including several local villages near me where there is not a transport company for miles around.
In my experience the Jobshite is for agencies or cheapskate firms too tight to put an advert in the local newspaper. I got my current job as a result of an ex-workmate from previous phoning me to say someone had left and to get down there pronto if I was interested. I left the agency like a shot.
"Punk is not dead"
https://jobsearch.direct.gov.uk/JobSear ... 4&setype=2
Flooded with "Company Confidential"....
I really like the new site. Especially being able to upload a CV and apply through the site. Got several interviews and call backs from both agencies and company's just by clicking apply at the bottom of the ad.
But I agree, a lot of the jobs seem fake. Especially the one's advertising the same job in 20 different towns.
Never be so busy making a living to be too busy to make a life !
Uploading cv is a good idea, just a shame there's rarely a closing date. I applied for one I found that has been there since February. No closing date, no idea if my application was received as there's no contact details except using the apply button.
What does "Job Warehouse only" mean? Agency fishing?
http://www.reed.co.uk/jobs/logistics-dr ... _id=indeed
Competitive wage WTF
http://msn.careerbuilder.co.uk/UK/JobSe ... t_ukindeed
8 hours unpaid assesment???
See the best way to find jobs is either by luck on the companys own website or by word of mouth when the company puts a notice on their noticeboard. I wouldn't touch jobcentre/gumtree with a barge pole full of timewasters!
I've had more response by emailing companies direct. Don't simply send an cv, just enquire about driving vacancies. If you don't get a reply get on the phone or hand pick a few and go straight to their front door. The job centre website is rubbish, I've applied for loads but never heard anything, that's with a CV too. Another thing which pees me off is when they send you "alerts" for similar jobs, which arn't similar at all.
Best way of getting a job is to knock on some doors , cruise around some haulage yards on a Saturday morning and put your face about, its about being in the right place at the right time , be flexible.
Well I've had plenty jobs off direct gov including my current cushy number and my last job. You have to check it 4 or 5 times a day as jobs appear, employer gets 1000 calls in half hour so quickly takes advert off.
Life is hard, but it's harder when you're stupid.
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