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#729838 - 2nd Oct 2012 2:52pm Anybody Actually Got A Reply From An Employer?
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Has anybody actually received a reply from an employer yet?

If so, have you framed it?

As an extremely angry jobhunter, who has sent out countless CVs and has had NOTHING back from any of these ignorant employers, I was just wondering.

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#729846 - 2nd Oct 2012 3:06pm Re: Anybody Actually Got A Reply From An Employer? [Re: Jobneeded67]
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I've just got one! Didn't get an interview but at least they had the decency to write back!! Seems to be a dying art these days.

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#729875 - 2nd Oct 2012 4:22pm Re: Anybody Actually Got A Reply From An Employer? [Re: Bubble]
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Have you tried Primark? I think they are taking on.
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#729882 - 2nd Oct 2012 4:55pm Re: Anybody Actually Got A Reply From An Employer? [Re: Capt_America]
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Same here mate. with the invention of the internet and email.You think they find time to replay to you

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#729886 - 2nd Oct 2012 5:07pm Re: Anybody Actually Got A Reply From An Employer? [Re: Jobneeded67]
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Like you I've only had a few responses to the countless CVs I've sent. Had an interview with West Wallasey the other week, didn't get the job and when they wrote to tell me it had the wrong persons name on it. Class!

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#729893 - 2nd Oct 2012 5:16pm Re: Anybody Actually Got A Reply From An Employer? [Re: Zubee]
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Good job you never got the job at weat wallasey.I used to work for them.Had a interveiw for a cleaning job my interveiw time was 600pm and there where two others after me. I was told the cleaning job had gone but they say that there was a job wood lining the vans. So i took the job.then a week after i got talking to the guy who had a interview after me got the cleaning job.So I quit my job there and then cause i do not like firm boss's who lie to you

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#729935 - 2nd Oct 2012 7:30pm Re: Anybody Actually Got A Reply From An Employer? [Re: Jobneeded67]
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You are wasting your time sending out unsolicited CVs. Do you have any comprehension of how many are in the post at any given hour ?
We occasionally get them at our office and they go straight into the shredder.

I have never met *anyone* who ever got a job this way. You're far better off going to an agency. They are pimps of course and take a cut of your wages but it's in their interest to find work for you.

Good luck to you. It sounds like you're trying hard.

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#729995 - 2nd Oct 2012 10:22pm Re: Anybody Actually Got A Reply From An Employer? [Re: philmch]
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Registered: 17th Jun 2012
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Originally Posted By: philmch
You are wasting your time sending out unsolicited CVs. Do you have any comprehension of how many are in the post at any given hour ?
We occasionally get them at our office and they go straight into the shredder.

I have never met *anyone* who ever got a job this way. You're far better off going to an agency. They are pimps of course and take a cut of your wages but it's in their interest to find work for you.

Good luck to you. It sounds like you're trying hard.


Jobneeded67 didn't actually say that he'd sent these 'unsolicited'. I've sent out over 100 in answer to job adverts and have only had around 10 responses, so I understand why he's feeling so down hearted.

You don't give much hope to people looking for work by saying that anybody who's taken the initiative to send an unsolicited CV is wasting their time as they go unread, straight to the shredder.

I sincerely hope that you never find yourself out of work, it'd be worse for you because you obviously know first hand how short sighted and high handed some employers can be.

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#730010 - 2nd Oct 2012 10:55pm Re: Anybody Actually Got A Reply From An Employer? [Re: Jobneeded67]
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I get really annoyed that employers don't have the decency to write to let you know you have been unsuccessful. My employer always writes to let people know they have been unsuccessful with a job, always acknowledges speculative CV's, and keeps them on file "should a suitable vacancy occur"

We are clearly a dying breed which is a shame.

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#730122 - 3rd Oct 2012 12:43pm Re: Anybody Actually Got A Reply From An Employer? [Re: chris58]
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Hi Chris58. Read your comment with interest. It is very reassuring to know that at least there are still SOME employers out there who reply to CVs and let everybody know whether or not they have been successful. If a lot more employers adapted this considerate and sensitive attitude, there would be a lot less misery and anger among us jobseekers.

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#730126 - 3rd Oct 2012 12:48pm Re: Anybody Actually Got A Reply From An Employer? [Re: Zubee]
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I share great empathy with you, Zubee. It must be horrible and so depressing sending out all those CVs and only getting a handful of replies. You just wonder to yourself will things EVER pick up. It is disgusting the way this country has gone in relation to lack of jobs and hundreds chasing each vacancy.

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#730166 - 3rd Oct 2012 3:14pm Re: Anybody Actually Got A Reply From An Employer? [Re: Jobneeded67]
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They have to advertise by law (or should), but in most cases, that I know of, the jobs are already spoken for before they interview! Could even be to someone who has been doing temporary work in the same position. Maybe that's the route to take.
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#730168 - 3rd Oct 2012 3:20pm Re: Anybody Actually Got A Reply From An Employer? [Re: granny]
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Originally Posted By: granny
They have to advertise by law (or should), but in most cases, that I know of, the jobs are already spoken for before they interview! Could even be to someone who has been doing temporary work in the same position. Maybe that's the route to take.

i second this

voluntary work is how to get your foot in the door, why would they employ someone they don't know when they have a person there doing the job to the level they require, that's how i got my start in the NHS, started voluntarily working at learndirect for the reference, then got a part time job (25 hours a week as a 'clerical assistant' ie less than a receptionist) in the NHS, the contract ended (it was only a 6 month contract) i asked if i could stay on voluntarily, they agreed and from there i'm now 2 years later a medical-secretary with enough experience to either apply for more positions both within, above and below my wage band when the NHS has it's next re-shuffle in January...


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#730195 - 3rd Oct 2012 5:05pm Re: Anybody Actually Got A Reply From An Employer? [Re: Jobneeded67]
sparky Offline
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Registered: 15th May 2010
Posts: 155
Loc: New Brighton,Wirral
I have applied for loads of jobs by cv and sending them by email and have never had a reply. It is so frustrating.
I do have an interview for a job on Friday which was an application form not a CV.

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#730230 - 3rd Oct 2012 5:59pm Re: Anybody Actually Got A Reply From An Employer? [Re: Jobneeded67]
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Good luck with the interview Sparky.

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