Discrimination by recruiters? (rant / vent)
Posted 14 September 2010 - 04:51 AM
For last month or two I am looking for a job and after registering on a bunch of websites and sending dozens of applications though that sooner or later I would get a response...
I got two in the last few days!
In first one a representative told me that they don't accept CV's from people living ouside the UK - "primarily for logistical reasons"!
The second one wrote that they won't consider me for that position because... I'm not currently living in the UK and I don't have right to work there! When I told them that as EU/EEA national I do have right to work in the UK, they simply re-send me the same e-mail with part "not currently living in the UK" bolded.
Perhaps I'm just overreacting but it seems to be kind of discrimination - "you don't live in our country so f**k off!"...
Posted 14 September 2010 - 06:43 AM
Maybe they are afraid that they invite you to a talk, pick you as canditate for the job and you tell them you do not want to move anymore (I have heard this repeadedly). Maybe you should mention in your application that moving to xyz is what you want to do and you will do it anyway within the next year or some story like this.
Although something like this should not happen within the EU and you theoretically could complain at some official office, but in reality you will not have much chances.....not much help but I understand your rant
Posted 14 September 2010 - 08:06 AM
They did stated the location of this posting in offer but there's not a single word that people from outside UK can't apply.
I can understand they can have some concern about my willingness to relocate, but this can be sorted out simply by asking me that question. They don't even have to drag me there for an interview do to that - there's e-mail, phone or even skype.
I think I start to explicitly state in my application letter that I am willing to relocate and that I am eligible to work in country where the specific job is...
To be honest I don't even know to whom to send the complain even if I wanted to do it... I did however found website that offers free legal advice and send them a letter with question on the matter.
Edited by K.B., 14 September 2010 - 08:07 AM.
Posted 14 September 2010 - 08:36 AM
here in belgium you can apply for jobs that are only open for belgian residents.. or for jobs that are open to all eu-people or jobs only open for NON belgians..
So it all depends..
If you don't know it, then ask it! Better to ask and look foolish to some than not ask and stay stupid.
Posted 14 September 2010 - 09:25 AM
Posted 01 October 2010 - 02:49 AM
Edited by philman, 01 October 2010 - 02:50 AM.
Posted 04 October 2010 - 08:16 PM
Posted 04 October 2010 - 10:51 PM
I am EU national and I am eligible to work in the UK - I don't need any kind of permit or visa. In the matter of fact I don't even need passport to enter the UK.
Edited by K.B., 04 October 2010 - 10:57 PM.
Posted 08 October 2010 - 07:29 AM
Posted 09 October 2010 - 01:28 AM
Posted 30 December 2010 - 06:13 PM
I hope they are not concerned about english language proficiency. Also, since they mention 'logistical reasons' I hope they are not dimwitted enough to think that you intend to work from your home country. I wouldn't count on the intelligence of another person and just try mentioning to them that you are willing to move to UK. I also hope they are not dimwitted enough to think that moving to UK is gonna be a big deal!!
Best of luck!!!
Posted 31 December 2010 - 12:56 AM
I tried to get some help, but - ironically - all organizations offering legal advice do that only if you're resident in the UK...
Well this is totally weird!! They can't exactly reject an application from an EU citizen!! Probably you can write to some official government department of UK or EU which deals in labour restrictions!!
Since this incident I started to write in my cover letter that I am both willing and able to relocate, just in case.
Also, since they mention 'logistical reasons' I hope they are not dimwitted enough to think that you intend to work from your home country. I wouldn't count on the intelligence of another person and just try mentioning to them that you are willing to move to UK. I also hope they are not dimwitted enough to think that moving to UK is gonna be a big deal!!