/ CV on job websites - worth it & template or upload?
Firstly, is it worthwhile? Or is that a function of skills and / or geography i.e. yes it's worth it if you live in or near major urban areas (obviously geography may be irrelevant in certain roles)?
If it is worth doing is it better to upload your own CV or fill-in a template or the fields provided? I'm just wondering how employers search - if it's by keyword I imagine that the templates / fields provided option may be better as the website's search or database function is probably better able to handle that sort of search.
Lastly, I'm also concerned about privacy. On 2 counts: one is personal information such as contact details (think I'm happy with name, address and email but leave it at that) and the other is going into detail about qualifications, previous employment and what you perceive as your own skills. Doesn't feel right to have all that out there. But less detail = less meat for potential employers.
Anyone got any experience or advice on the dos and don'ts of what should be made public?
Thanks in advance.
Dunno what it's like now but when I last did it (few years back) got loads of agencies ringing me.
If I had no job I'd do it again, a sniff from an agency might lead to something it might not but it's worth giving it a go?
Got a temp job that lead to a fixed contract that lead on to my permanent job by posting on a job website.
For the hour of hassle I'd say it's worth it, as long as you don't mind listening to "recruitment consultant" bullshit several times a day but there is always the off chance of it leasing to something (see above)
I put mine on a few days ago, so far I've heard from one agency and had a couple of emails, one from an agency, one which looks like a scam.
Although I thought companies generally had to pay to get CV's off the sites so I'd have expected scam emails to be a rarity.
My old employer used to look at CV's on these websites when we failed to get many applicants for roles, so some employers at least look at them, although we had to pay quite a bit for the contact details so that tended to put us off (presumably you could get more expensive memberships where you could access as many as you wanted)
Not sure about their use round here (north wales).
It is worth registering with a recruiting agency, I have a CV and details with Letterbox recruiting. They get in touch from time to time, but no much in the field I am interested in. Although I had to complete some typing tests for the work I was looking for. Somehow I passed which must show the high standad needed!
Bear in mind that agencies will not have your best interest in mind. They are only in it for their commission !
Also, if you put your CV on jobsites, be aware that the various searches that agencies employers use often only pick up recent updates, so you may want to take you CV down every two weeks and put it back up again so it is picked up.
All but one of the few recent interviews I've had recently were from recruiters approaching me after seeing my cv online.
I found it much more successful than applying for a job, as long as you've got a good cv and are clear about what job you want and your expectations
Still, sounds like it might be worth trying.
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