On Tue, May 17, 2005 at 12:24:10PM +0100, Barry O'Donovan wrote:
> If people think this is a runner, I'd be happy to moderate and
> selectively promote such a list to various IT recruitING agencies (I'm
> not sure I understand your distinction Colm).
You definitely don't. Agencies, recruitment firms, HR search firms, and
so on are almost all a waste of time. It's almost a matter of course for
them just to invent jobs, just to generate interest - they then take
your details and proport to represent you to any number of other
Of course they end up with a cut if you do get hired. In many cases you
can really end up being done out of opportunities by these people. If
you go to a company directly but an agency has already sent your CV for
example, if the company hires you (even if your CV got lost in the pile
of 100s the agency sent) the agency will turn around and demand a cut.
The company might very well just not hire you, because of the hassle -
and the extra cut.
These days my CV contains the following at the bottom;
This CV is copyright Colm MacCárthaigh, 2005. You may not
modify this CV. You may not distribute this CV to other
parties without my express, written, permission. In
particular, I do not wish to be represented by any agency
or third party and consent only to the use and distribution
of this CV for the purposes of the immediate position(s)
for which I have applied. If you have received this CV by
an agent proporting to represent me, please contact me at
above email address or phone number.
What I meant by recruiting companies are companies that are actually
recruiting - for their own purposes. Sometimes these companies employ
external agencies to deal with the CV filtering, collating and so on.
Agencies are o.k. in that context, when they are acting directly for
filling a single position.
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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