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What Would You Do? 20 Oct 2018 11:09 #10632

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Hello,

On the 3rd Oct I saw this job advert on the Reed website and applied for it.. On the 18th Oct I get a call from Uxbridge Employment agency saying I'd have to come and register with them before they can send my CV to the employer. Only trouble is Uxbridge is a long way from Watford. It's certainly not local of even an adjoining town.

I looked up Uxbridge Employment on the web and found out exactly where they were. I also re-read the advert to help me decide whether it was worth the trip to Uxbridge. Upon reading the advert again, I thought it doesn't really tell me much about the job. It's one of those vague generic warehouse job adverts. It doesn't say what the hours are or what the company actually does. It just says what a warehouse worker does!

I don't have a lot of faith in most agencies these days. Especially independent ones!!
They seem more concerned with just getting you on their books than helping you find a job.

What would you do? Do you think I should go to Uxbridge and register with yet another independent agency or give them a miss and keep looking? I've attached a copy of a scan of the job advert below (and as a file attachment). I hope either of them displays OK!

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What Would You Do? 20 Oct 2018 15:07 #10633

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Hi Paulm10,

This a well known tactic with agencies,just another way of trying to make themselves look half decent to their 'clients' and another way of getting an applicant to hand over all their contact details by 'registering.'

I've worked for about 30 of them over the years and never been to an office yet and never will unless they are going to pay my fuel bill.By registering look out for the 100s of email spam that usually follows shortly after.

Half of em are working out of a spare room in their own home.

"It doesn't say what the hours are or what the company actually does."That alone gives me the red flag sign :whistle: :evil:

Have zero time for them and only as good as the rate they may pay you.They always have plenty of work;usually replacing the never ending sheep who ditch the crap holes they supply staff to.

Personally id ask what part of the CV hasn't got what they want and if a face to face is necessary ask for your fuel costs to be paid; if not by them then definitely reimbursed by joke shop as that will be classed as an 'interview.'

If not, keep on with the search and best of luck.

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What Would You Do? 20 Oct 2018 15:31 #10634

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Thanks for the reply Jobber. As much as I want to get out of Martin-Baker, I think i'll give this job a miss. As you said, it doesn't give any details about the job or company so I think I'll steer chear of this one.

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What Would You Do? 21 Oct 2018 09:18 #10639

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It`s ridiculous that these advertised positions are not specifying the hourly rate or give more details of the actual hours worked etc....I would swerve it too paulm10. This is what scares me about jobsites and finding what we think is a half decent position and then hitting a brick wall in terms of going forward with the application if these agencies are saying we need X, Y and Z before you can proceed. Utter madness. It`s as if they are only showing a snapshot of the job to lure people in.
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What Would You Do? 21 Oct 2018 12:07 #10643

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If a Company Cannot bother to give Basic Information, Then I could not be bothered to apply to them.
More so as its Costing YOU Travel Costs & Time.
Give it a Miss Mate.
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