Compared to other jobsites, grapevinejobs doesn't have many positions listed. Why's that?
It's because we're very
selective about what appears on the site. We only accept job listings
which have some connection to our specialist sectors of broadcast, film
and music. We'd rather have a small number of relevant jobs than masses
of irrelevant ones.
I've tried to use the job filter and job flash, but my job function isn't listed. What can I do?
We worked hard to devise a list of functions that's comprehensive but not ridiculously long. Here are some comments on our logic:
- Please look through the list of functions carefully - yours may actually be there but with a slightly different description. For example, we list production accountant as "accounting - production" (alongside "accounting - financial")
- In some cases, we let salary define the function. For example, a production assistant would select "production manager/coordinator" - but with a salary range of, say,
- Some functions are combined with related ones. For example, commercial affairs is listed as "business analyst/commercial affairs". And again, salary levels would separate a regular analyst from a commercial manager or director.
- Some functions aren't particularly meaningful until they are linked to a sector. For example the nature of a "producer" will vary considerably if it is linked to "production - film" versus, say, "internet/new media".
Finally, if you still can't find your job function, please let us know.
Why does the order of job listings on grapevinejobs constantly change?
- New jobs go directly to the top of the job list
- All jobs are 'refreshed' after 7 days by moving them to the top
- All jobs are automatically removed every 14 days. Advertisers may re-list jobs which remain unfilled and if they do so, these jobs go the top.
I registered for job flash some time ago and haven't received one. Why?
grapevinejobs only sends a job flash if there's a job that
exactly matches all your criteria for function, sector, location
and minimum salary. Otherwise we won't trouble you. Obviously, the broader your criteria, the more likely it is that a job will be listed. You can amend your criteria by going to the job flash area.
I applied for a job via grapevinejobs. How do I know the employer has received my application?
I applied for a job, and I've been invited for interview, but the
job is no longer on the site. How can I see the original ad? Also
I applied for a job, but I can't remember which version of my CV/cover letter I sent. Can you help?
You can find a record of all the jobs
you've applied for, along with links to the CV and cover letter you
sent - plus the actual job listing (even if the job has since
been removed from the site): just click on application history in
the main jobseekers menu.
Please note this data is deleted 60 days after the job listing is removed from the site.
I have a question for an employer about a job listed on
grapevinejobs - how do I make contact?
Advertisers have an option to provide a telephone number for enquiries when they post a job on the site. If no number is listed, it means they’re not receptive to telephone enquiries. To email an employer, write to us, and we will forward your message.
Who owns grapevinejobs?
grapevinejobs is privately owned and is not part of any giant media conglomerate.
If I register with grapevinejobs, do I still need to register with Searchlight?
Yes, the two companies are separate, and you will need to register with Searchlight in the same way as you would with any other recruitment company.
Why have I not heard about grapevinejobs before?
Perhaps because we don't advertise. grapevinejobs is intended
for industry professionals in the broadcast, film and music sectors and
most users hear about it through the [real] grapevine, which is what we
always intended; hence the name.
Why don't you indicate when jobs were originally listed - or close dates?
We don't show the original listing date because we don't want to focus attention on new listings at the expense of other, still open jobs.
However, please note we do take measures to ensure all jobs listed are
still open. For instance, all jobs are automatically removed after two
weeks, and are re-listed only when the employer has confirmed they are still open.
Similar logic applies for closing dates: You should assume a job is still available if it appears on grapevinejobs.
I heard I can easily get a work permit for the European Union if
I find a job first. Is this true?
No, it's not true. Before an employer can get a work permit for non-EU candidate, they have to prove no-one in the entire EU is capable of doing the job.
The employer must show they have conducted an extensive search for a suitable candidate, and must also be able to explain why none of the applicants was suitable.
The whole process is time-consuming and expensive. That's not to say it's impossible though: if you have skills or experience that are unique or very rare, an application
may eventually be approved. But this is the exception rather than the rule.
How can I improve the chances of my job application through grapevinejobs being successful?
Firstly, read the ad carefully and pay particular attention to the skills and experience the
advertiser is looking for. You should be realistic in assessing how your own background compares with the required one. Remember, the job market is highly
competitive, and "long-shot" applicants aren't a productive use of anyone's time.
Please don't apply via grapevinejobs if your intention is simply to make a general, speculative application to a particular employer.
Secondly, having a good cover letter is essential. This should explain clearly but concisely why you think you can make a success of the specific
job in question. It should highlight your particular skills, and your interest in the job and the company.
If you use an obviously generic, all-purpose letter, your application will probably not be well received.
For Employers frequently asked questions click here.