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I've applied or a job via ujm as a office junior. Got this email back:

 

Thank you for application for employment with Morgan Thomas Recruitment

 

Whilst your application and CV is assessed by our recruitment team please could you take 5 minutes to update your details using the following link. You will need to answer a few questions and upload your CV onto the database. This way your application will be added to the systems that we use for our recruitment purposes.

 

Click Here

 

Thanks for your time, if you are successfully chosen for the next stage of our recruitment process one of the team will contact you within 7 working days to arrange a face to face interview therefore please ensure all your contact details are correct using the above link.

 

Recruitment Team

Morgan Thomas Recruitment

 

When I click here it takes me to cv library, when I search than me there is no office junior job!! Am I missing something!!

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I would expect it's just a ruse by a recruitment agency to get more people on it's books ...

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That's the thing though, I'm already on their books!! I've deactivated my account

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This is what I (would) do:

 

1) If I have found a job on the UJM website and I have to apply to make my advisor happy, I just click on the "Apply" button and forget. I don't have to reapply again for the same job, it's up to the agency/employer to fill my data into their database. That's what they are paid for.

 

2) If I have found a job on the UJM website and I am really interested in that job, I google the agency/employer and apply directly on their website. There are more chances that my data go directly into their books from their website than just sending an email, which might end up in their spam filter.

 

Disclaimer: this is not legal advice, just my personal experience.


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Based on this companies experian report, I'd give them a wide berth.

 

Hello and welcome to CAG.

 

I'm afraid I can't read your jpeg image, it's too small. Would it be possible for you to post a pdf file please?

 

My best, HB


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Also when applying for a job on the universal job match website, how come it won't let you download a different CV as I've just appied for two jobs and when i clicked on the cv I wanted the correct one wasn't sent. I know you are only allowed to have 5 CVs stored but what happens if you want to delete one of them as the CV would've be sent to the employer/agency after you have applied for the job.

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Hello and welcome to CAG.

 

I'm afraid I can't read your jpeg image, it's too small. Would it be possible for you to post a pdf file please?

 

My best, HB

 

Ooops. Sorry about that, I will do it tomorrow from my desktop.

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Also when applying for a job on the universal job match website, how come it won't let you download a different CV as I've just appied for two jobs and when i clicked on the cv I wanted the correct one wasn't sent. I know you are only allowed to have 5 CVs stored but what happens if you want to delete one of them as the CV would've be sent to the employer/agency after you have applied for the job.

 

Hi Louise. Can I ask, why would you need more than 1 CV?

 

Cheers.

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Also when applying for a job on the universal job match website, how come it won't let you download a different CV as I've just applied for two jobs and when i clicked on the cv I wanted the correct one wasn't sent. I know you are only allowed to have 5 CVs stored but what happens if you want to delete one of them as the CV would've be sent to the employer/agency after you have applied for the job.

 

For technical questions, I'd grill the JCP adviser that mandated me to use the system - Make 'em squirm :madgrin:

 

In the meantime, I'd apply directly with the CV I want to send.

 

Can I ask, why would you need more than 1 CV?
One would usually tailor the opening statement to suit the vacancy and perhaps emphasise certain hobbies/interests or skill set. Some sectors expect CVs to be in a certain style, whilst others will want to see a different format. Then there are the jobs that you have been mandated to apply for, and you know you have a cat in hells chance (wrong location, bad pay/conditions, or not qualified), in which case, default to the baseline version. Edited by Mr.P

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Hi Louise. Can I ask, why would you need more than 1 CV?

 

Cheers.

 

There's a school of thought that says you should tailor your CV for particular vacancies, or at least for particular types of job.


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I've got a CV for admin roles and one for Purchase Ledger roles.

 

Yeah, that's the sort of thing I mean. If I apply for an IT job I would want to focus on a different set of skills than those I'd highlight if I was applying for an admin or Civil Service role.


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Just don't use UJM, just upload a basic CV with obfuscated details. Use Indeed.co.uk instead, but don't log in. Just follow the links to the vacancy and apply on company website. A colleague has created a fake employer profile on UJM. It's scary!


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