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Robin Tetley
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« on: May 04, 2011, 12:54:34 PM »

I've heard the term allot lately: "CV Harvesting."

What exactly does this mean to you?

I genuinely ask because I'm unsure.

Does it mean keeping CV's as a way of getting contracts therefore advertising jobs that do not exist or does it simply mean holding on to a candidates CV even if the job they initially applied for they didn't get?
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011, 02:39:21 PM »

As I am the originator of the term let me explain!

Recruitment Agencies advertise vacancies that don't exist so they can acquire 100's of CV's from applicants who believe the job is real.

The agency collects or "harvests" the CV's from the Job Boards for their own use, either in promoting itself to prospective clients or whatever.  I never really understand why they do it but they do. 

The bogus job is the seed planted in Job Boards the CV's are the crop that is harvested.

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011, 01:11:04 PM »

Jasper you should write a blog about this or something.
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011, 08:17:15 AM »

I only know what I have discovered through experience of reading job ads placed on BB and my experiences of dealing with agencies.

The truth of what they get up to can be found on here.

I am no expert (yet)
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2011, 04:28:22 PM »

You don't have to be an expert to write a blog. Just have strong opinions on a particular subject!
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 01:05:02 AM »

Well I for one Jasper enjoy your posts here so keep 'em coming!
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2011, 11:40:41 AM »

Maybe I should "twitter" if people are interested in my ramblings.  But I should "waste" too much time messing about as I need to earn some money somehow.
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2011, 01:31:36 PM »

I would. It doesn't have to be timely and is quite fun!
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2011, 04:21:53 PM »

It's always good to tweet I feel.
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