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    I applied for a job, and a recruitment consultant rang me 10am this morning, we discussed the role, I told him a bit about myself. He'd already reviewed my CV, and wanted me to forward my portfolio on to him- on the basis I'm happy to proceed for him to pass on my details.

    He said if I needed some time to tweak the CV then that would be fine. I can take a day or so to do so.

    He ended the call with saying he'd forward an email with the job spec etc, his details.

    I check my email and he hasn't done that.

    What should I expect/think?

    The job was pretty good, and he disclosed the company its for, should I just go ahead and go above his head and apply?
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    (Original post by royal1990)
    I applied for a job, and a recruitment consultant rang me 10am this morning, we discussed the role, I told him a bit about myself. He'd already reviewed my CV, and wanted me to forward my portfolio on to him- on the basis I'm happy to proceed for him to pass on my details.

    He said if I needed some time to tweak the CV then that would be fine. I can take a day or so to do so.

    He ended the call with saying he'd forward an email with the job spec etc, his details.

    I check my email and he hasn't done that.

    What should I expect/think?

    The job was pretty good, and he disclosed the company its for, should I just go ahead and go above his head and apply?
    Why does everyone expect everything to be so instantaneous? The recruiter might easily send it to you at the end of the day (once they have also spoken to other candidates about the role).

    But yes, if you don't hear anything back in 48-72 hours, then feel free to go and apply directly. Just don't expect to go through the agency again for other roles if they then find out you went above them.
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    (Original post by royal1990)
    I applied for a job, and a recruitment consultant rang me 10am this morning, we discussed the role, I told him a bit about myself. He'd already reviewed my CV, and wanted me to forward my portfolio on to him- on the basis I'm happy to proceed for him to pass on my details.

    He said if I needed some time to tweak the CV then that would be fine. I can take a day or so to do so.

    He ended the call with saying he'd forward an email with the job spec etc, his details.

    I check my email and he hasn't done that.

    What should I expect/think?

    The job was pretty good, and he disclosed the company its for, should I just go ahead and go above his head and apply?
    If you don't hear anything from them by the end of the week, assume you didn't get the job.
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    (Original post by royal1990)
    I applied for a job, and a recruitment consultant rang me 10am this morning, we discussed the role, I told him a bit about myself. He'd already reviewed my CV, and wanted me to forward my portfolio on to him- on the basis I'm happy to proceed for him to pass on my details.

    He said if I needed some time to tweak the CV then that would be fine. I can take a day or so to do so.

    He ended the call with saying he'd forward an email with the job spec etc, his details.

    I check my email and he hasn't done that.

    What should I expect/think?

    The job was pretty good, and he disclosed the company its for, should I just go ahead and go above his head and apply?
    He might have just not got round to it! Two and a half hours is not a long time when you are having a busy day at work. That said with recruiters you never know if they will actually do as they say.
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    He might have just not got round to it! Two and a half hours is not a long time when you are having a busy day at work. That said with recruiters you never know if they will actually do as they say.
    I agree.
    Wait a day or 2, then get back to them.
 
 
 
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