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07th July 2016
We have all been there before. You send application after application. You meet with recruiters. You make phone calls. Then you wait. And wait. And… nothing.
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EoinWhile I understand everything you say, there is always the plain good manners thing too. I watch my son sending off lots and lots of applications and nothing back. This happened in my day and its still as annoying as it was then. Another pet hate are trial days, cafes etc bring the young people in and they work full days (some even work 2 full days) and no pay and never any contact again. I have watched a couple of businesses that do this and what I can establish from this is that what they are doing is covering holidays. Bad practice and shouldnt be allowed.
01st September 2016
Hi Georgina, thanks for commenting, I totally agree with you on the disheartening effect a lack of response can have. It's important to understand, as I said in the post, that you should always get a response - no question. However, recruiters are human and the volume of emails, applications and CVs they deal with means direct or detailed response isn't always possible. I don't know your partner's situation but based on what you're saying it sounds like he isn't one of the people this blog is really talking about - people who will copy and paste the same application in to every job. IT is an incredibly difficult sector to get into, really competitive, so it may be nothing more than bad luck/timing so far. As long as he keeps putting together the best, most-targeted, applications he can, focuses on jobs he's a good fit for and keeps persevering, he will get there. I know how easy that is to say and how hard it is to do - I spent 15 months out of work a few years ago and I know how hopeless it can feel. I wish you and him the very best of luck in finding a role and if your partner wants to email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org directly about any of the roles he has applied for, I'd be happy to do what I can to help.Eoin
15th July 2016
Dear Eoin I am glad there is finally an explanation from CPL as to why they don't respond sometimes. My partner has been in contact with them several times about finding a job. Apart from the fact he needs to work to support a family, he is also 100% committed to begin a career in IT and despite several attempts at calling or emailing, there has been absolutely no response, no reason and no calls returned. Fair enough he may not be right for the job, however, some communication would be common courtesy when he is making an effort and applying for various jobs. It's completely disheartening and makes us question why we should use recruitment agencies in the first place. I truly hope that some positive changes can be made and they can at least respond in some way shape or form. Regards
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