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Old 02.08.2018, 14:22
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My berater at the RAV office asked me for a rather weird request that I donīt think will help me in my job search. I need to send her a list of 20 companies where I have not yet applied and where I eventually have to apply by going direct to managers and asking if they have any opportunity rather then applying for specific jobs or reaching out to HR. Iīm a bit afraid of spamming the job market within my field so I guess I have to get around this somehow and send a list of companies where I donīt want to work. Has anyone had any similar experience?
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Old 02.08.2018, 14:59
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Re: RAV question

I would have thought that if it was 20 companies that you have not already actively had contact with already while really looking for work, then there should not be any issues.

Maybe they want you to think of places that you have not considered up to now?

Perhaps it is a good chance for you to try a different tack in you approach to find work?

Better to use it as a positive suggestion and go along with it - it will keep your RAV Berater on your side and you may find a job.
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Old 02.08.2018, 16:28
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Re: RAV question

These days sitting back sending of a few applications every month is not enough, you need to network and cold call if you're going to land a job quickly and you need to show your advisor that you are serious about finding a job.

Sounds like you're not doing enough so they are 'helping' you. Take it seriously before 'helping' becomes 'controlling'....
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Old 02.08.2018, 16:40
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Re: RAV question

What if you get offered a job where you do not want to work?
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What if you get offered a job where you do not want to work?
You must take it and then can start looking for your dream job. See it is a big win: No bothering RAV advisor making stupid demands, no keeping track of job applications, no nagging that you did not do enough effort in job seeking, and no boredom of not knowing what to do each day.

The RAV is not about getting you the best job in the world. RAV is only interested that you have a job.
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Old 02.08.2018, 18:25
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You must take it and then can start looking for your dream job. See it is a big win: No bothering RAV advisor making stupid demands, no keeping track of job applications, no nagging that you did not do enough effort in job seeking, and no boredom of not knowing what to do each day.

The RAV is not about getting you the best job in the world. RAV is only interested that you have a job.
Point is that OP seems to have a strategy devised to make a list of only the undesired companies.

Which could back fire!

Unless one calls up and says hey you really don't want to hire me?
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Old 02.08.2018, 19:32
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Point is that OP seems to have a strategy devised to make a list of only the undesired companies.

Which could back fire!

Unless one calls up and says hey you really don't want to hire me?
Companies that you have not yet applied to are not only the 'undesirable'. There some companies I keep my eyes on for them to have a job in my field and I have not yet seen any.

Since I'm not going unemployed I have not cold called them (although I'm not sure I'm the cold calling type. )
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Re: RAV question

They are trying to take you through steps on the networking front and the fact online applications dont get much success.

20 companies is a lot. But this I would guess will be a longer term plan. The adviser will work with you to draft very specific well written letters and emails and perhaps even have contacts with these companies themselves and give you a helping hand

If you give the RAV 20 companies you dont wish to work and the adviser secures you contacts in 18 of them and 5 report back to the adviser they are interested, puts you in a difficult position, if you have no interest in working there.

I am surprised the RAV are doing such a proactive approach, this is usually done by outplacement companies.

My approach to these things is really feeling. If you feel confident you can get a job your way, then fob off the RAV. If you think it may be difficult or a helping hand wouldnt hurt, step out of your comfort zone and let a professional guide and advise you on their method and approach.
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