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Any recruitment consultants care to comment on a refusal to put my CV forward?

A recruitment consultant is responding to my CV saying - 'it doesn't match closely enough with the client requirements' - even though I specifically detailed/answered every item in the job description which fits EXACTLY the role & my experience.

Asked By: roaming_tigerr_uk - 2/3/2008
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I'm not a recruitment consultant but my guess is it was an easy way for them to tell you they chose someone else. But they should be honest and give you the real reason. I've seen this happen before to people who have gone for a jnew job in the company they work in.
Answered By: Froogies - 2/3/2008
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Stuff the recruitment consultant. Try to locate the company that you wish to work for, and send them your C.V. directly. Recruitment agencies are parasites that feed off the (already poor) workers.
Answered By: atheism_and_rats - 2/3/2008
 
Some recruitment agencies are only allowed to forward 3 candidates for 1 particular job... Maybe they have their full quota...
Answered By: sunflora - 2/3/2008
 
dont think we can comment without seeing the job description and your CV
Answered By: The Ghost - 2/3/2008
 
I'm not a recruitment consultant, or HR person, but I know that in some companies(one I worked for) they like to promote from inside the company. It also happens sometimes that candidates are recommended from within the company.(friends, relatives, associates, etc) At the same time however they may be required by... More
Answered By: James M - 2/3/2008
 
I am an internal recruiter (not a recruitment consultant) and that is the standard line that I use to reject everyone... More
Answered By: Cari - 2/3/2008
 
I would need to see your CV and the job description, recruitment consultants will only put a CV forward if they think you have a chance of getting the job, they are paid approximately 5% of your first years salary for arranging the job, depending on the job, lets pretend you are a secretary, the agency will charge the... More
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Answered By: marycatherine - 2/3/2008
 
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