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    Dollyrocker
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    Post by Dollyrocker on 16/10/2015, 10:50

    So it's not 99% definite that I am being made redundant unhappy It's all being made official next week and it's looking like I will be gone by Xmas or not be coming back after.

    So, it's been nearly 10 years since I last looked for a job and it appears a lot of stuff has changed. I've updated my CV but I'm hearing that they now don't get read by a person and they are scanned by some kind of robot Loopy so I'll need a new CV each time with the key words

    What else do I need to know? What websites are good for job searching? what do I need to know about interviews? (they aren't done by robots too are they?)

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    Post by Jennifer Yellow Hat on 16/10/2015, 12:31

    So sorry Dolly unhappy

    I didn't know that about Robots! dunno

    Try http://www.grapevinejobs.co.uk/ and might be worth signing up with some agencies https://www.handle.co.uk/ has media type jobs.

    http://www.reed.co.uk/ is a good general site

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    Post by Nina on 16/10/2015, 12:46

    Oh Dolly, I am so sorry.

    If it makes you feel any better, we still read CVs here, so I am not sure they are only read by robots.

    I was going to recommend an agency too - that way you can be looking, whilst also having someone looking for you IYSWIM. Although you may have to put up with them suggesting wildly inappropriate jobs.

    I hope you find something quickly. Do you at least get a decent redundancy package (sorry if that's rude to ask, please ignore if so)?

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    Post by Nina on 16/10/2015, 12:47

    Oh, was going to say, agencies can probably help with CV formats to (all the CVs we get through agencies are a specific format generally). xx
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    Post by Dollyrocker on 16/10/2015, 13:16

    Thanks guys, I'm already signed up to Grapevine and searchlight and a couple f other specialist ones, I'll check out handle though great
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    Post by Jellybabes on 16/10/2015, 16:19

    That really sucks Dolly!
    When I was applying last year (had to reapply for my previous job, so thought I might as well apply for some external ones as well) most places seemed to have people to look at the CVs and applications, or at least I managed a couple of interviews and I don't think I had any particular key words!
    I got my current job through Judy Fisher who are a specialist media/arts agency http://www.judyfisher.co.uk/ they might be worth a try.
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    Post by Dabbadoo on 16/10/2015, 21:59

    An HR person once told me to hide keywords in your CV and blank them in white so that they can't be seen and then you can get your CV through the 'robot' search bit that they can sometimes be looking for at an initial filter. How true or helpful this is I have no idea.

    Indeed is a good website as it collates from various others and a lot of the claimants I see like it. Those with more specialist roles like linked in too.
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    Post by Dabbadoo on 16/10/2015, 22:00

    And I also second getting in touch with some agencies and meeting with them.
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    Post by Dollyrocker on 16/10/2015, 22:16

    Thanks dabba, that's interesting about blanking out words, I'll look into that great

    I'm struggling to find the motivation to start looking at the moment, I think my head is in the sand a bit, I'm too old to start all over again shake head

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