Crazy reason for agency not putting me forward

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2007
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Contract Role

I once applied for an IT Contract role during the downturn, with the junior agent protecting her senior counterpart from me.

Finally she told me sheepishly that I probably didn’t make their shortlist because the client might be worried that I had been out of work for 4 months!

No credit for the full employment over the previous 10 years, or that my last contract in a highly relevant role had been for 3.5 years.

I was on the scrap heap because I hadn’t found a job in 4 months

Only Relevant Roles

Certainly wasn’t down to me not trying, I only applied for those roles that I truly believed I should be in with a shout of, so as to not waste agents’ time, but still I had a wodge of double-sided paper an inch thick for those jobs.

Total sum was that maybe 10 of those I was put forward for – who the hell were ALL these people allegedly so much more experienced.

Even when put forward, half of the agents still wouldn’t return my calls to ask progress.

What a crazy reason for the agency not to put me forward.

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