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    I have had my first such experience on LinkedIn....

    I have had my first such experience on LinkedIn. My CV is off the boards at the moment and I've been experimenting with LinkedIn to see what bait works. Using skills similar to those you mentioned...
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    + ticking the right boxes

    + ticking the right boxes
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    Google reviews Accutor - Google Search...

    Google reviews

    Accutor - Google Search,,,
  4. They might find it sooner. Averted eyes often...

    They might find it sooner. Averted eyes often seem to be looking up at a ceiling tile.
  5. Would it be easier for persons that had a good...

    Would it be easier for persons that had a good experience with this type of recruiter to post their success stories?
  6. Some years ago I handed over to an Indian...

    Some years ago I handed over to an Indian contractor coming in for an Indian company in Asia. I know the supplier had undercut my suppliers margin to get the deal. The lucky contractor was suspicious...
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    Some permies have a lot of time on their hands....

    Some permies have a lot of time on their hands. I've seen this in problem in particular with the home counties set. They might be scheming at dinner parties.
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    In my experience (and when I've had Premium...

    In my experience (and when I've had Premium trials I've hit the campaign trail) I have next to no responses from direct approaches and messaging on LinkedIn.

    I have received direct contact from...
  9. Sir must be mistaken.

    Sir must be mistaken.
  10. Yes, I can concur with this. ClientCo staff...

    Yes, I can concur with this. ClientCo staff averting their eyes and postponing meetings is a clear signal that you are going.
  11. Neither do I. But my cv demonstrates that I've...

    Neither do I. But my cv demonstrates that I've worked around the world. So when they ask where I live they make it sound like an hour away is a problem. Had a direct interview recently and the client...
  12. Potentially demonstrative of circumstances where...

    Potentially demonstrative of circumstances where cultural fit is less of a concern than price.
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    It ain't half quiet mum.

    It ain't half quiet mum.
  14. Just to return the love from a recent experience...

    Just to return the love from a recent experience with one such company (who are, purportedly, experts in GDPR) I issued a GDPR request via their Web form. Nothing. Trawled up the e-mail address of...
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    You can always ask them how are they finding it?

    You can always ask them how are they finding it?
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    Will someone start a GoFundMe for them?

    Will someone start a GoFundMe for them?
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    Whatever the state of the market it's always...

    Whatever the state of the market it's always worth looking, as something will eventually turn up. Found a in teresting potential opportunity this morning. Our client in... etc. then goes on to a...
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    I've seen an ad running for several weeks....

    I've seen an ad running for several weeks. Yesterday I noticed an ad saying the recruiter has the sole rights. The other ads are still running.
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    And other clients more closely matched the...

    And other clients more closely matched the requirements (i.e. they are young).
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    Are you seeking to join a young, energetic, and...

    Are you seeking to join a young, energetic, and passionate company ... etc.

    We do not discriminate on grounds of etc.
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    Ditto.

    Ditto.
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    Is anyone putting bargain basement rates at the...

    Is anyone putting bargain basement rates at the top of their CV to see if it attracts (the wrong kind of) attention? Do you put any rates at all?
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    That figure is probably about right, in general....

    That figure is probably about right, in general. If you are applying through a corp ATS/TAS the numbers are not in your favour. If you are applying to a smaller company/recruiter where eyeballs go...
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    Have you noticed any correlation between age and...

    Have you noticed any correlation between age and cultural fit?
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    Perhaps not applicable to the level you mentioned...

    Perhaps not applicable to the level you mentioned but many recruiters have quotas for contacts, etc. Hence the LI requests, irrelevant job ads via e-mail, unsolicited calls, etc. If I get such a call...
  26. How have you approached this? Not as easy as it...

    How have you approached this? Not as easy as it sounds while retaining content relevant to the role.
  27. How well is this approach working for you? I've...

    How well is this approach working for you? I've found it helpful in front-loading a cv with relevant content and getting through filters etc. However, I've not had much in the way of...
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    Speaking of monkey's, perhaps it's time for a...

    Speaking of monkey's, perhaps it's time for a fresh start.

    YouTube

    Not suitable for sensitive persons.
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    I'd guess that many decisions are postponed but...

    I'd guess that many decisions are postponed but not all recruiters are relaying that information since they want to harvest CV's. Also seeing job descriptions on the merry-go-round at companies too...
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    No. I've had 3 roles put on hold until the new...

    No. I've had 3 roles put on hold until the new year. Brexit will be sorted by then so it can't be that ;-). Definitely relating more to the general outlook. By then rates will be firm ly on the...
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    Also interested to hear more.

    Also interested to hear more.
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    Thanks for that.

    Thanks for that.
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    A sense of humour helps so I'm OK with that....

    A sense of humour helps so I'm OK with that. However, as you suggested, anyone who has intent will soon find themselves in the same boat and a lot earlier than they might think. Thanks also for your...
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    Is it any good for doing a gender reveal? I have...

    Is it any good for doing a gender reveal? I have something big in mind to make a splash.
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    Huel sounds like something I do after a big night...

    Huel sounds like something I do after a big night on the pop.
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    But you have to acknowledge that the hipsters and...

    But you have to acknowledge that the hipsters and youngsters bring something to the workplace. Late arrival (had to walk the dog), talk of last night's merry japes (cooking), funky breakfast cereals...
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    To cover the costs of my carer? I think the...

    To cover the costs of my carer? I think the accommodation angle has lots of potential.
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    It's funny (but not surprising) that you mention...

    It's funny (but not surprising) that you mention the Swiss. In fact the incident I mentioned above is one of several that I experienced in DACH.

    Yes I am over fifty, but I identify as a 27 year...
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    I could go vegan?

    I could go vegan?
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    Well, I was thinking of getting a clip-on hipster...

    Well, I was thinking of getting a clip-on hipster anvil beard and a Mr Whippy haircut wig. Would piercings help?
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    Yes, but... You certainly have a lot of...

    Yes, but...

    You certainly have a lot of experience...
    Cultural fit is important for us...
    We are progressing with a candidate who most closely matches our requirements...
    We have free food on...
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    I've done as much as I can on cosmetics. I'm...

    I've done as much as I can on cosmetics. I'm thinking to become more social. Should I start using Snapchat? Facebook is for oldies, right?
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    The trials of a seasoned contractor

    In a previous role (in Europe) I was greeted by "I didn't expect someone so old". I'm seasoned, not old. Being at the half-century in years certainly brings its challenges. My cv goes back around...
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    Have spoken directly with some organizations and...

    Have spoken directly with some organizations and had to revise my rate expectation downwards 20%+ (large corps). Seeing ads via agencies for various roles at various organizations I know have been...
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    Very true. Recently had an interview for a role...

    Very true. Recently had an interview for a role that appeared to be a good match. Interview went well and expecting to move forward. Role advertised again with a different set of requirements.
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    In all my years of contracting I've never heard...

    In all my years of contracting I've never heard of anyone going through Hays.
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    How did you get around that latter point?

    How did you get around that latter point?
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    Lots of seasonal work available: Father...

    Lots of seasonal work available:

    Father christmas in Maidstone (ME14) | Swinton Recruitment - Totaljobs

    Hourly rates better than Bobs.
  49. 1. 3 years 2. Vendor 3. Probably not

    1. 3 years
    2. Vendor
    3. Probably not
  50. Software implementation lead in financial services (salaries)

    Anyone have a rough idea of what are typical salaries for such a role (London rates) working for a third-party in a client facing role with banks, government ministries, etc. It's very specialized...
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