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    Quote Originally Posted by Whorty View Post
    You asked a question, I gave you a genuine answer. If I'm allowed to offer a good rate, I get good candidates with slick CVs. If yours has mistakes it won't make the cut and I will bin it.

    If I only secure a low rate, I won't be able to get the top contractors apply as they won't be interested. I will, therefore, I be passed the second tier contractors with weak, error strewn, CVs.

    If you're not seeing rates increase, ask yourself how slick your CV is? It's the first thing we see as managers. It's your 'marketing'. It's what gets your foot in the door for an interview.

    If you think this advice is tulip then that is your problem fella. I'm trying to help you, but do you want to be helped?
    In general when looking at a CV I am looking for content and experience and I normally prepared to overlook the occasional spelling or grammar mistake.

    Mainly because I do not think I have ever recruited for a CV writer - if I did I would expect a 100% perfect CV - when recruiting for a coder or a project manager or a BA or one of a hundred other jobs which do not actually require a perfect CV I am normally happy to look beyond that - mainly because I am employing a person and they generally tend to be a lot more complex than can be realistically demonstrated in 2 sheets of A4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    In general when looking at a CV I am looking for content and experience and I normally prepared to overlook the occasional spelling or grammar mistake.

    Mainly because I do not think I have ever recruited for a CV writer - if I did I would expect a 100% perfect CV - when recruiting for a coder or a project manager or a BA or one of a hundred other jobs which do not actually require a perfect CV I am normally happy to look beyond that - mainly because I am employing a person and they generally tend to be a lot more complex than can be realistically demonstrated in 2 sheets of A4.
    True to a certain extent. Then you get some CVs that are so bad that you wonder if they really believe they have "excellent attention to detail"...

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    Is PeopleSoft still in demand ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigenare View Post
    Says the big, fat, bald, lion molester.
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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    In general when looking at a CV I am looking for content and experience and I normally prepared to overlook the occasional spelling or grammar mistake.

    Mainly because I do not think I have ever recruited for a CV writer - if I did I would expect a 100% perfect CV - when recruiting for a coder or a project manager or a BA or one of a hundred other jobs which do not actually require a perfect CV I am normally happy to look beyond that - mainly because I am employing a person and they generally tend to be a lot more complex than can be realistically demonstrated in 2 sheets of A4.
    Everyone is different in how they recruit, but personally my experience shows that if someone is slack in their CV, their marketing if you will, then they are likely to be equally slack when on the job. If someone doesn't think it important to get their CV right, how can I trust them to take care if they are hired?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fullyautomatix View Post
    Is PeopleSoft still in demand ?
    I know some companies that still use Peoplesoft Finance; I managed a Finance Systems team not so long ago and our primary system was PS, although reporting had moved to Hyperion for both consolidation (HFM) and BI (Essbase). AR and AP was still managed via PS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fullyautomatix View Post
    Is PeopleSoft still in demand ?
    I know some fellow contractors and employees making money from it, but it is slowly dying out. I don’t do it any more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoplesoft bloke View Post
    I know some fellow contractors and employees making money from it, but it is slowly dying out. I don’t do it any more.


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    Read an article recently, can't recall where, but there is good money to be made by us older guys in 'legacy' systems and languages. All the kids, and hence competition, is in the new shiny tools but there are still loads of companies out there with legacy systems and limited contractors who have the skills now to support them. If you're in your 50's and just needing 5-10 years of flexible work, then a system like PS is not a bad skill to have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whorty View Post
    Read an article recently, can't recall where, but there is good money to be made by us older guys in 'legacy' systems and languages. All the kids, and hence competition, is in the new shiny tools but there are still loads of companies out there with legacy systems and limited contractors who have the skills now to support them. If you're in your 50's and just needing 5-10 years of flexible work, then a system like PS is not a bad skill to have.
    I've been saying this for some time.

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    Hmmm I am indeed in my 50s needing about 10 years (if I live that long). I am dubious about anyone needing PS skills but maybe I was wrong to move on to PS 2.0.
    Hmmmmm


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