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2 CV or not 2 CV

Thunderclap
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2 CV or not 2 CV

Cool For your reading pleasure, two identical job adverts (Instagram we thinks)... but can you spot the difference?
Reed Online says...
"In just over three years our client’s community has grown to over 150 million people. They enable their users to share photos and videos on a variety of social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter. Having recently opened a R&D centre in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire they are looking to hire .NET Developers at all levels."

Meanwhile Jobsite says...
"In just over three years our client's community has grown to over 150 million people. They enable their users to share photos and videos on a variety of social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter. Having recently opened a R&D centre in Chelmsford, Essex they are looking to hire .NET Developers at all levels."

Are there really two idenitcal vacancies in two different locations or, is this an example of CV phishing by job agencies?
Any other theories?
Cool To work in recruitment you must be able to read or write, but not both.
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Re: 2 CV or not 2 CV

Fishing - why would Instagram have an R&D centre in Chelmsford or Cheltenham?
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Indeed. R&D isn't really R&D when it comes to computers is it. Anything you can instruct them to do, they'll do.
Real R&D is development of new tech or techniques etc.
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Cheltenham has a  IT based research facility that does some pretty weird 'off the wall' recruitment Roll eyes
Thunderclap
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Re: 2 CV or not 2 CV

journeys - Cheltenham does indeed do some cutting edge 'social web' research.
It's all happening in that building called the Legal Loophole. Alegedly.
Meanwhile somewhere on Tumblr... sounding familiar
Over the past three years we’ve watched with amazement as Instagram has grown to a global community of more than 150 million people capturing and sharing the world’s moments.
And finally from Instagram themselves, the master quote
Over the past three years, the Instagram community has grown to over 150 million people capturing and sharing moments all around the globe
Guys, I didn't think that agencies were allowed to advertise jobs that didn't exist? Maybe there's some offshore loophole?
Wink FYI Instagram/Facebook use PHP... so if you've got those skills and a desire to work with people who made so much money they should never be working again, then polish that CV - or your dad's 2CV if  he's got one of those.
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Instagram have offices in London and Menlo Park (near LA).
A lot of these head hunters/recruitment specialists cheat about jobs. All they are doing is looking on the company websites about positions, then advertising the jobs themselves as if they've been hired to find suitable people.
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Re: 2 CV or not 2 CV

Should you apply for this one?
Vaccancy for a "Solution Architect" at PlusNet...
Here at Plusnet, we're very proud of our award winning products and services and our high level of customer support. We recognise that our people are critical to the success of our business so that's why if you work with us we'll give you a competitive salary and jenerous bonus, free broadband & phone package, discounted gym membership and a free lunch! [ not mutually exclusive ]
Reporting to the Chief Architect, you will work within the Plusnet Architecture team and be responsible for defining Solution Architecture for specific business requirements. This is an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the continued success of an award winning ISP.
Work with business stakeholders...


Can you make solutions too?
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discounted gym membership and a free lunch!

Aren't those two 'benefits' in opposition to each other Undecided
I suppose it depends on which comes first.
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[quote=Thunderclap] jenerous bonus
And a free spell checker for your PC Wink
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And I thought this thread was about another 2 CV!  Cheesy
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And I thought this thread was about another 2 CV!  Cheesy

When I first saw it I did too!
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And me... I was about to yell..  NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin