On Tue, May 17, 2005 at 12:49:17PM +0100, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
> 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.
I had something like this happen about 6 months ago. Applied for position A in a company. Got a phone call from a previous employer wanting to interview me. I was polite and asked how come he had got my number (it had changed since leaving this company) he told me a recruiter had passed it on to him.
Phoned up this recruiter seemed he had passed it on to all his clients (even ones I had previously worked for) for QA roles (even though I had told him I was not interested in a QA Position)
Some times they take the pis$, as it works out I have sent an applcaition myself to my new company and when I got offered a second interview they asked me if I had contacted them personally or via a recruiter, as he had just sent my CV in ( again with out asking me) He was looking for 10% of my wages upfront and another 5% if I stayed for a year.
jason at jcorcoran.net
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