Throw your cv all over the place or be selective when looking for a job .......

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  1. paulyoung666

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    ....... As per the title , speculate or target , I am thinking of going down the blanket route , not sure if I will get annoyed at no progress though .......
     
  2. Badger0-0

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    I've been very fortunate in that I get nearly all my work via word of mouth and a CV has been pretty much something I've had to send in as a formality if I want the job after I've been offered it :suicide:

    If I was relying on a CV though, I'd definitely go for the blanket approach.
    The more you send, the more people are likely to read it :smashin:

    And you never know, you might get offered something in a new direction.

    Just my opinion :)
     
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    My problem is ive only ever had one real job and that was part time and i got let go due to lack of work so my CV is worthless tbh.

    For a 23 year old it just makes everything down heartening.
     
  4. Badger0-0

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    So?
    You just embellish it a bit.
    I suspect most people do it, hence CVs imo are a total waste of time, except that they might get you in, in the first place.

    Add a job or two at companies that no longer exist.
    Let's face it, that shouldn't be difficult.

    A porky pie CV only becomes a problem if you can't back up what you've said about your abilities/skills/personal attributes, imo.
     
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    Yea dont overly fancy lying about employment to get a job. Sadly also my skills are more in problem solving and creativity not really tangible. Knowledge i have would point me to work in the av industry. I have applied for richer sounds but dont even hear back, other than that its likes of Currys and i know its just a job but i dont think i could do it. Pressure selling people to buy overpriced crap misleading and embellishing to meet sales targets =(
     
  6. Badger0-0

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    A job is a necessity mate and not something you can pick and choose over.

    Whilst I admire your ethics, it doesn't pay the bills.

    You could always do the Currys job and not do the pressure selling, while you look for another job ;)
     
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    Speculate, then hone in and target. Just narrow down your options once you have the recruiters interested - it worked for me.
     
  8. Badger0-0

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    Seems good advice to me :smashin:
     
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    You have sales targets and have to meet them. I dont like pressure selling. I just want a job i can get on with.
     
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    Well ive no options really. Would love to work but getting someone interested with little to no experience is tough.
     
  11. Badger0-0

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    And I want a job that pays £100k a year, for sitting on my arse and not pulling my tripe out, like I have to, at my age.

    But it isn't going to happen.
    Shame, isn't it?

    Do you want a job or not?
     
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    Of course i want a job but wanting and getting in life are very different.
     
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    You can still start at somewhere like Currys and move on as soon as. Its better than nothing.
     
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    Its an option just a most unpleasant one. I do keep my eye on their recruitment for my city but nothing there yet.
     
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    Hence you embellish your CV and lower your standards somewhat.

    Beggars can't be choosers.

    And there's an old saying that says it's much easier to find another job when you already have one.

    It strikes me you have convinced yourself you aren't going to get a job, regardless.
    Which requires a change of attitude, imo.

    Sorry if that sounds harsh mate :(
     
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    Would go with that thinking but at risk of being obvious, would speculate to your expertise / qualifications (or even the exact same role, just higher pay elsewhere). Further to what badger says about it being "easier" to upgrade once you have a job
     
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    Put it this way i just looked at recruitment for all supermarkets and jobs added in last week on job centre plus and i cant do any of them. To even be a shelf stacker they want you to be qualified and have experience at it.

    Like wth how much experience do i need to stack a shelf !

    Your right i have convinced myself i wot get a job because i cant. I just have no hope or confidence. Ive suffered with depression for years and just see no good future tbh.

    People can call me worthless and say all i have to do is just get a job and just believe and do it. But i just feel drained. =(

    Anyway ill leave this as its just depressing tbh.
     
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    So you think most CVs are totally genuine, IG?
     
  20. paulyoung666

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    I have no option but to do that , unfortunately :(
     
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    I'm seriously thinking of doing this. Problem for me is there are too many short-/fixed-terms history on my CV and just to fill in details like add, tel, dates is absolute PITA. Also think it's a negative giving impression of a very unsettled person :(. Maybe above a good idea for 2 years ;) and not bother with some part times?
     
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    I thought embellishing was making something that exists look better, rather than just making **** up??

    If you have to lie on your CV should you really be applying for the job?

    What if this guys is looking to be a doctor? :facepalm:

    best of luck, but i'm happy knowing that when i was offered my job, it's because the people think i'm right for it, not because i've tricked them into thinking i'm right for it.
     
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    I blanketed everywhere I could, when into The Trafford Centre, gave out around 60 CV's and applied online at a lot of other places, went into Manchester City Centre and did the same; got 1 call back, which led to interview and then a job. Pretty :censored: odd's but that's what we're up against now :(

    Good luck :):smashin:
     
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    I'm going to sound harsh here.

    OP get a grip. There are jobs out there. I'm in a fortunate position of having a good job in a great company working with a great team of people.

    Go out and look, focus on what you want, change the wording in your CV to match what the employers want to hear. Research their company and make relevance to it.

    So get off your arse, pull thumb out of bum and think!!!

    Good luck you will be fine, get over your 23 year old angst!
     
  25. Dancook

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    That's sad :( in glad I don't need to 'embellish' my cv to compete with liars.
     
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    Ive never embellished or lied on my cv. It may not be the best one an employer is going to see, but it's an honest one. It's only got 3 jobs on it, but I see that as a good thing because I worked those roles for over 5 years each.
    The main issue here seems to do the OPs attitude rather than the cv. The OP needs to work on his attitude and put some legwork into finding a job. Go out to the local town and shopping centres armed with cv's and talk to as many managers as you can. You'll be a lot more likely to get somewhere by talking to the recruitment manager in the store rather than just emailing a cv, it's more personal and creates a better first impression.
     
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    Paul, let's just play out a scenario.
    Let's just say I'm looking for mech techs to work on my doodads, and your cv has got past the maybe vs no-no screening.
    Your cv says you worked at AVF, fixing their whatnots.
    So i call up my old mate Irongiant who I know worked at AVF for a while and see if he knows you. We chat for while, exchange pleasantries and he tells me he's never heard of you and furthermore, they never had any whatnots to fix.
    Your otherwise stellar cv is now demoted to the no- no pile, the slightest inconsistency in a cv can be enough to put an employer off. If you are being inaccurate about one thing what else is not exactly straight?

    When we upman, that's pretty much how we do things, we can't interview everyone who applies. So we have to use any means possible to filter guys down.

    Be straight on your cv mate, there is plenty of work around for mech techs.
    To get back to you initial query, cast the net as wide as you can, keep your options open, and good luck. If the job is for you, it won't go past you.
     
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  28. paulyoung666

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    I think I may have lead you up the garden path slightly , the reference to adding places that have gone is real , they did exist , I did work there , its just they don't exist anymore :(
     
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    My wife has been out of work since end of april. Has applied for approx 160 jobs and has had maybe 5 ppl come back to her. All others have not even bothered. Dis heartening but if you want a job, u will get one in the end.
     
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    Ok gotcha now, I'd include them, my cv has plenty similar instances on it.:smashin:
     

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