The Scottish recruiter came back to me today with a job spec! At the top of it, it says it’s remote but requires travel to their office in Glasgow once per quarter. Instant nope, so I politely declined. He has again replied to tell me that it doesn’t require travel to Glasgow and is fully remote, and the spec was written pre-COVID! 🤦‍♂️ But then I googled some of the phrases in the spec and I found the company’s website advertising the role directly, where it says the same thing – you need to go to the Glasgow office once per quarter. I don’t know whether to believe him or not, but then, I also don’t really care enough to find out.

I don’t think that letting recruiters come to me is working very well. It occurred to me today that of the three jobs I’ve had since uni, not a single one required me to speak to a recruiter before getting an interview. With two of them, I applied online and the recuiter forwarded my CV to the company without needing to speak to me, and with the other I applied directly. Maybe by letting them come to me I’m just disproportionately dealing with the spammers who don’t really know what they’re doing.

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  1. It’s possible the company haven’t updated their website for Covid either. I’ve got my current job through a recruiter, but I think I found them through one of the jobs websites. I have the same experience with lots of them speculating with unsuitable jobs, & not replying to messages. Grrrrr.

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