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Old 07-22-2004, 01:12 PM
bongi bongi is offline
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Default Recruiters - Do we need them?

My experience with job agents is terrible. They don't return phone calls; they are not competent, sometimes rude.... I really don't understand why the employers rely on their "professionalism". I am sure that the HR section in every company will do better job than every recruiter. They are like parasites.
Old 07-22-2004, 02:24 PM
Tsveta Tsveta is offline
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Bongi, I can understand your frustration. Itís true that they donít return phone calls and in some particular situations they are not competent enough, for example - IT positions, but this is how the system works and you have to adapt. Sadly, very rarely you will find position posted directly from the employerÖ Some recruiters are not so bad, you will find somebody, believe me. But before that youíll have your bad experience.

I wish you good luck
Old 07-22-2004, 04:00 PM
futurepop futurepop is offline
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Itís not only you, Bongi. I know so many people who are complaining from the attitude and level of competence from the job agentsÖ Itís sad!
Old 03-09-2006, 01:14 PM
trappercase trappercase is offline
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I find this sad too. But I guess they see you as a product. Their real customers are the companies looking for employees. An little common courtesy would be nice though. I would give them a certain amount of time to return your call and then I would call back. "Squeaky wheel gets the grease."
Old 03-09-2006, 02:06 PM
lookingforjob lookingforjob is offline
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Donít get discouraged by the fact that most recruiters do not return your calls. The ones that call you back are worth working with. If you have extensive experience in your line of work and if you publish your resume on workopolis and monster, the recruiters will find you.

Lurking in job forums like this one, will help you too.
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