Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.
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I can understand agents and companies may get several CVs for a particular job, but is it really that difficult to send a quick email to say thanks, but no thanks, or some indication that they are dealing with your CV.
One particular company, who I would be very interested in working for seem to have taken a vow of silence. I've thought it would be good to get away from designing websites, and this particular company, though dealing with the web/internet is more about writing applications. The company website reads like they are exactly the kind of company I want to work for. So I sent my CV off, to hear nothing. About 2 weeks later, a jobsite had a really great job posted, so I sent off my CV to the agent, only to discover it's the same company. I let them know I've sent my CV in, and they promised to follow it up for me. After a week of no word I called the agent, who said they'd get back to me. It's now been over 4 weeks since the agent said they would get back to me and nearly two months since I originally sent my CV.
So far I've sent off about 20 CVs in response to various job postings. So far only 2 have responded. Am I really that unemployable?
Unfortunately I haven't had much time to work on any Perl projects that I had planned to either, which has been getting me down. I was planning to have a couple of applications ready that I could perhaps sell, one as a shareware app and the other as a business concern, but alas no. I still need to look at updating the NMS site that I originally said nearly 3 months ago I'd take a look at.
If anyone out there within easy reach of (south) Birmingham needs a decent Perl programmer please get in touch.