Extremely let down by a complete lack of interest in assisting me in a job search. I have tried my utmost to reach out to the agency via email and phone calls after my registration, but it seemed they were not interested in representing me. The frustrating part was, I did not know why. After pursuing several job opportunities all I received was a standardised rejection letter, and I was no wiser as to why I was being rejected (the agency made no effort of inviting me for an assessment and discuss my job requirements). I have pressed on and asked for clarification. I did receive one which mainly pointed at my CV not being up to scratch – fair enough, I have not written a CV in 11 years. I would have thought that this is something Allen Associates would have assisted me in, so that it passes the algorithm check and showcases my achievements to the fullest. Well…no, that’s not the case. In her response email to my query the consultant simply pointed at a few sections after which she said, she had ‘’no time to review my CV’’! How unprofessional!! I have then been told, I’m ‘’not a standard fit’’ for the areas they work in! I am a senior level manager at the company I work for, I’ve worked in an office environment for 13 years, yet they would not see me fit even for an entry level job! I am certain, they wouldn’t even see me ‘’fit’’ for my current role!
It used to be a great agency that cared for people and helped them find the right employment, this is why I turned to them. I will never, ever recommend it to anyone, in fact – I will urge them to stay away. Waste of time and energy!
In response to the reply, here is the actual phrase used by the consultant when referring to my CV:
''I have added some comments to the top section of your CV (attached) that you can have a look at. I don’t have time to go through the entire document '' - if my statement is factually inaccurate, then I don't know how to understand this sentence...
Additionally, I have informed you that I am looking for a new role outside my specialist area, and I do have transferable skills, yet this has not even been discussed with me in person. I have been dismissed from the offset and your engagement has been minimal. All the communication was pursued by me. I have not met with anyone to discuss my CV, my skills or experience.
1154 days ago