FUCKING RECRUITING AGENCY’S : A very very one way street!

Recruiters and a very very one way street

Unfortunately I find myself once again looking for employment. This time around however, we  are significantly ahead of the curve, the CV was prepped, we hit all the recruiters hard and fast, Cover letters for all positions applied for and its be done via my white board, excel and various Company websites job application tracking systems.

I’ll wager I am like most, when you craft a cover letter it takes a fair amount of time, all criteria in the advertisement need to be covered off, broadly if possible additional info is wormed into the letter, the letter needs to feel and look right and then, only then can it be attached and dispatched. This however is one part of the process, contacting the recruiters, meeting with them and then following them up…………….and about here is where it can tend to depart from what I now consider to be acceptable.

1)  If I take the time to apply via your very sexy web based job system, you can at least do me the bloody courtesy of sending me an e/mail when I am unsuccessful.

2)  Likewise, when I apply via e/mail, you can still do the same, I really do not care if you have had 200 applicants, but I’ve spent a lot of time doing the right thing..so why should the recruiter or HR person be exempt from such manners. This process can be a standard reply back.

3)  Telephone calls. I was shocked the other day, I contacted a recruiter whom I had not had any correspondence with for three weeks, either written or verbal and the shit had the audacity to tell me that he would call me if anything popped up, nothing happening at the moment and was short to the point of being rude. Now I am not sure if he is aware, but it’s a small world out there …… and he’s made it to the top of MY LIST!

4) The FAKE JOBS being advertised and when you call up about them you get the “sorry it’s filled” or the “that should not still be up” or no response from the e/mail what so ever. Its false advertising, it’s fraudulent in my opinion and they should be taken to task about this practice…its deceitful.

Some are going to suggest that this little tirade is a product of exasperation or some form of minor mental breakdown, well rest assured it’s not. It’s a fairly reasonable dose of annoyance, disappointment and frustration all rolled into one solid gold baked…..TurD that I find the vast majority of the RECRUITMENT SPACE TO BE.

I have about 10 names on my recruiters list, they all know me and I know them, the others…and some are MAJOR PLAYERS are simply not worth the cash they receive or any props afforded them by candidates in my opinion. The industry needs regulation I think, I’m not sure if it’s capable of it to be honest, they certainly like having their “RECRUITER OF THE YEAR AWARDS” and the really fluffy stuff.

Yet, the shonky practices that abound in the industry do not appear to be getting stamped out!

 

FKN ARSE LICKING, shifty as bastards that need to be taken out back and flogged within an inch of their worthless fkn lives!

 

9 thoughts on “FUCKING RECRUITING AGENCY’S : A very very one way street!

  1. I may have mentioned at CBG a while back that you may soon form a muppets list.
    I would need more ammo than a survivalist convention.

    Seen this line yet?
    ” We will be contacting the people whose skills, qualifications and experience fit our clients brief. You can expect to be contacted within 5 days for interview if your application closely matches our clients requirements.”
    or this?
    “The response to the advertisement was overwhelming, both in quantity and quality. This made the final shortlist interview selection particularly difficult.
    Unfortunately in this instance, due to very specific requirements, you were unsuccessful. However, we will retain your details on file and if another suitable vacancy arises we will contact you to discuss the position”

    Most of the places I am applying you receive at least an automated response to the submission. Getting anything after that is pretty hit and miss.

  2. From today’s emails
    “Please be advised I’ve spoken to the hiring manager for this role with cxxxx fkn type group and the scope of the role has actually changed. They are now looking for more of a ‘junior’ candidate with only a few years experience who can work underneath their Snr Data Analyst and do basic reporting.

    As such, they won’t be short listing candidate’s such as yourself who have more years of experience/expertise, as they wouldn’t want you to be bored or waste your skills.”

  3. Yes, heard them all! Went for a job interview myself on the 16/1/14. A group interview for a graphic designers job. Initial interview, there were was myself and 4 others all half my age (I’m 58 and been in the business a long time, (too long probably) I was the only one wearing a suit! The other guys were mainly jeans and trainers! At the end of the interview I was told by the HR Manager “We’ll get back to you either way by next Friday”. Next Friday came and went so Saturday morning I emailed the HR Manager to find out if they’d reached a decision? I got back an automated email saying “I’m out of the office until Monday…” It’s now 30/1/14 and I’m STILL waiting?

  4. Fuck I hate it! I have a degree in IT, I can speak 5 languages, I develop android applications I apply for jobs everyday and I get nothing!!!!!!!! I’ve been doing this for the last 18 months
    I hate recruiters, FUCK THEM! FUCK THEM! FUCK THEM! FUCK THEM! FUCK THEM!

  5. Dont be mad with them or cursed them. These agents are salesperson and they mostly young adults that not even know how to recruit employee, they only know how to earn high commission.

    For people decide to look for job especially fresh grad, please go through newspaper, portal, job fair or previous intership. I sugggest you better improve the resume you try to send it by emphasize your skills, experience(if fresh grad, try to put more activities, curiculum vitae or club you involved in that related to the job) that will greatly make you suit the position you applied on. And dont give up, just keep on send it.

    Dont always aim for big organisation, some small sme also offer good renumerate package and benefits. I am sure you will receive phone call for interview from the efford you put in. All this time consuming, you all can go for temp job while waiting for interview.

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