DiS career day: job adverts


#1

I often have a quick look around at what’s out there in my field but am always annoyed by the vagueness of job adverts.

  • Doesn’t tell me who the company is
  • Doesn’t tell me where they’re based, beyond “East Midlands”
  • “competitive salary + benefits” doesn’t mean anything

For all I know it could be a huge pay drop to work in the back-end of Loughborough for some Brexit-wank, but I won’t find out unless they invite me for interview.

Not sure there’s a thread in this. Give it a try though, yeah?


#2

That’s recruitment consultants stopping you applying on your own

Look what companies are in the area and field you want to work in and then look on their websites


#3

i have to browse the jobs boards basically every day and there’s pretty much three kinds:

  • corporate mega-facility needs tech-operating robot who is ok with being completely micromanaged at every stage for middling pay
  • well-meaning but low paid production offering ‘exposure’ with a ‘great production team’ that will be entered into festivals that nobody has ever heard of
  • hi we’re from the BBC or somewhere and we have an actual job and a budget to pay people for what we need doing

#4

Job adverts (for coding) are so annoying.


#5

With regards to vague salary details I always phone the company / recruiter to find out the salary bracket / budget. It seems pointless to spend ages on an application to find out the salary is lower than what you’re already on!


#6

this is far too sensible for me to have ever thought of doing


#7

Got my first recruiter call in a while the other day. It was for a company that used to be my client in my old job. I immediately turned it down because they were a bunch of weirdos.

Didn’t say that, though.


#8

I’ve been ignoring calls from agents. They’ve started sending me texts


#9

Any emoji action?


#10

It means they pay shit and want to lowball you.


#11

No but there’s a weirdly placed exclamation marks which means I can’t let them edit my cv


#12

I kept ignoring some and they rang on the office line.

Not a lot you can say to them in an open plan office with everyone listening in.


#13

“Are they looking for 747 pilots?”


#14

haha they’re always ringing my work number, completely bizarre.


#15

Seriously, the best jobs I got were from recruitment agencies. They know my skills and experience, they know the salary range I’m after. I sat back and let them do the work for me. I did look at adverts when I was job hunting. But it was an agency that specialised in my area of work that came through for me.