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    Quote Originally Posted by hairymouse View Post
    I'm curious how and why you use your phone to look at Job Serve. Is it because you are on the move and can't use a desktop? Do you just save a cover letter and send it stock with every application?
    I find the mobile app does everything I need. I never send any covering letters. I just click apply if something catches my eye. The desktop version is utter rubbish. It was fine back in the late 90's but 'progress' has ruined it.

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    Thanks for the replies, not how I do it so that's why I was curious.

    I sometimes add a little bit or change my rate in the cover letter, but the main difference is that I tend to have a very broad search and then go through the search results carefully. Wouldn't want to do that on a mobile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluenose View Post
    Login and Logout is working fine (OSX/Chrome) but they have been fiddling around with their front page renderer these past months and it is not as stable as it used to be.
    Strange. Still not working today on:

    Linux Mint 19.3 / Firefox 73
    Raspbian 10 / Chromium
    Windows 10 / Edge
    Windows 10 / Explorer 11

    Same thing in every environment. Before login, challenged to accept cookies. Click button to accept cookies. Page reloads, asking again. Reported to JS support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairymouse View Post
    Thanks for the replies, not how I do it so that's why I was curious.

    I sometimes add a little bit or change my rate in the cover letter, but the main difference is that I tend to have a very broad search and then go through the search results carefully. Wouldn't want to do that on a mobile.
    This cover letter business. It really smacks of 'permie' thinking to me. I'd completely ditch that if I were you.

    On the subject of Jobserve, whilst I use it to monitor the market and generate occasional conversations with agents, I've not had a contract via that site for over 5 years now. My contracts over that time have been repeat business and networking. I fully expect the next one to come via those channels or LinkedIn. You have to remember that only when previous contractors, those recommended by members of the team, those on an agencies hit list, etc. have all been exhausted, only then will that role get advertised on sites like Jobserve, and then it will be inundated with hundreds of applicants. At that point you are feeding off scraps, along with the masses.
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    Fixed it by changing my Internet facing IP address. Pulled network cable out of PC and got online by tethering to a mobile phone instead. My IP address, as far as Jobserve is concerned, changed from something in the BT/Plusnet space something else under O2 LTE.

    I was able to accept cookies without a hitch and login in to Jobserve. It continued to work after I went back to the old BT IP too (without logging out of Jobserve - so just continuing the same session).

    Can't explain it. The problematic BT IP is dynamic, but I've had it since October. Not on any block list. Suspect my scraping has been noticed and flagged.
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    So you turned it off and on again then.
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    Seems I am listed on dnsbl.spfbl.net, for having "misconfigured email". Cheeky so-and-sos.


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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    So you turned it off and on again then.
    Not exactly. I had already attempted an IP address change by rebooting the router. But Plusnet gave me back the very same external IP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliverson View Post
    This cover letter business. It really smacks of 'permie' thinking to me. I'd completely ditch that if I were you.

    On the subject of Jobserve, whilst I use it to monitor the market and generate occasional conversations with agents, I've not had a contract via that site for over 5 years now. My contracts over that time have been repeat business and networking. I fully expect the next one to come via those channels or LinkedIn. You have to remember that only when previous contractors, those recommended by members of the team, those on an agencies hit list, etc. have all been exhausted, only then will that role get advertised on sites like Jobserve, and then it will be inundated with hundreds of applicants. At that point you are feeding off scraps, along with the masses.
    I never considered a cover letter "permie thinking" before. I figure that on Jobserve, it's only the agent that's reading it so I actually talk about my company more than me. Lists of previous clients, availability, daily rate, areas I am willing to commute to. If anything, talking to the agent like I am running a business is the opposite of permie thinking. I wouldn't expect the end client to ever see it.

    Your ideas about Jobserve ads are probably more correct in the current market than a few years ago. I find the biggest value in those job sites is having your CV on file so agents can find you for jobs that haven't been posted.

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