We're very pleased that you want to get in touch with us. Please fill in the form below:

or   Close this form  
Some content

Peter Pilgrim :: Java Champion :: Digital Developer Architect

I design Java EE and Scala software solutions for the blue-chip clients and private sector

Hey all! Thanks for visiting. I provide fringe benefits to interested readers: checkout consultancy, training or mentorship Please make enquiries by email or call +44 (0)7397 067 658.

Due to the Off-Payroll Working plan for the UK government, I am enforcing stricter measures on contracts. All potential public sector GOV.UK contracts engagements must be approved by QDOS and/or SJD Accounting. Please enquire for further information.

Fake Jobs List 2016

19 May 2016 Comments off

3 minutes


Fake Jobs

Fake jobs gives a bad name for the information technology contracting industry.

It is just a scam to scavenge and harvest CVs from hapless developers, designers and architects and then to source the leads (human network communication) for recruitment agents.

It starts for me, at least, with the recruiter refusing to give the name of their client. They often claim the existence of a confidentiality clause, NDA or fear that another recruiter from a rival company will jump in on their exclusive. (They aren’t really exclusive if a job is sourced from a public or commercial bulletin board: hidden job market)

So here is Fake Job #1

Job 1

Source: Job Serve Ad

Trigger: applied via JobServe

Event: the agent phoned me on 19/05/2016 at 14:56 about my job application. Agent said he would not reveal the client’s identity until the process got to the interview stage. Agent proceeded to ask for two references before he would put forward my CV to the client. I refused. I said that “this process ends here, because I have been in the busy for 20 years or so.” I politely hung up.

Text copy of the job ad for digital preservation:

Senior Java Developer
London – £600/Day
Posted: Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Square One Resources

Senior Java Developer
6 months
The Java developer will take responsibility over the review and potential transition of an already existing codebase. This codebase is focused around API manage
ment, mapping and transmission of data through Tomcat application Servers.
The key aspects of the role are
– Undertake code reviews to understand process, flow and application setup
– To create and maintain documentation where not available
– To define standards where not available, at both a code and process level.
– To ensure that existing corporate standards are being adhered to.
– Working with the release manager to ensure that CI/CD process is optimal
– Refactoring of code to meet the above requirements or other platform changes.
Mandatory Skills
– 3-5 years Java experience
– Refactoring experience.
– Strong experience of Continuous Integration/Deployment – ie Jenkins/Git/etc.
– Strong written and oral skills with both development teams and client management.
Code portfolio would be a bonus.
Notwithstanding any guidelines given to years of experience sought, we will consider candidates from outside this range if they can demonstrate the necessary competencies.
Square One is acting as both an employment agency and an employment business, and is an equal opportunities recruitment business. Square One embraces diversity and will treat everyone equally: Please see our website for our full diversity statement.
LocationLondon, UK
Duration6 months
Start Date31/05/16
Employment BusinessSquare One Resources
ContactCharlie Dibble
EmailContact This Employment Business
Posted Date18/05/2016 09:11:46
Facebook Google+ Twitter LinkedIn


(I am quite sure more will be added)



I am reachable on Twitter or by email.



No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Contents of this blog entry are under copyright © 2017 by Peter Pilgrim and associates. For enquiries after republishing, please contact us for permission. All requests for syndicated content will be ignored /dev/null, consider yourself warned!

I help to design, create and build JVM components and services that are behind popular e-commerce websites.

My Blurb

Please get in touch , directly, to establish hire availability, contract & consulting opportunities.

Speaking at Your Conference

Contact by invitation

What Peter Does