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Old 07-07-2013, 12:04 PM
 
Location: PHL
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Typical sleezy recruiter tactics. These folks are sharks.
A few of them has done to me, several played it off as if that position even existed in the first place. One said they would send my resume to some unknown place. This gives me the right to annoy them
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:37 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Can you all explain how this works? I saw a job posting on July 5th for a position that I know has already been filled. I applied for the same position and the hiring mgr called me to tell me they went with someone else. The job description is identical to the one I applied to. The location is the same as well. I am 100% sure it is the same company. This is a different recruiting agency that posted this time around. Are they doing this to simply get resumes for the future openings they may have? Please explain.

That would be correct, fake job postings appear more than you think which is why the job search process for many has become frustrating.
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:47 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Can you all explain how this works? I saw a job posting on July 5th for a position that I know has already been filled. I applied for the same position and the hiring mgr called me to tell me they went with someone else. The job description is identical to the one I applied to. The location is the same as well. I am 100% sure it is the same company. This is a different recruiting agency that posted this time around. Are they doing this to simply get resumes for the future openings they may have? Please explain.

Simply check on the hiring company's (not the recruiting firm's) website to see whether the position is listed.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:30 PM
 
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This is in reply to Groar. You mentioned that recruiters would tell the company they have a good candidate to consider. However, doesn't the company need to have an agreement with the recruiting agency and, more importantly, know they have to pay a commission? If the company is not looking to pay a commission, then it is fruitless.
they use this tactic as a sneaky way to make a first contact and get the company that is hiring to call them back, so they can pitch to them. it's a bait and switch. plenty of hiring managers would be willing to pay a commission if the recruiter really did have an exceptional candidate in mind, but the recruiter is really just trying to sell the company their regular services.

it's basically the same thing as advertising a job that doesn't exist in order to get jobseekers into their pool of resumes.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:18 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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they use this tactic as a sneaky way to make a first contact and get the company that is hiring to call them back, so they can pitch to them. it's a bait and switch. plenty of hiring managers would be willing to pay a commission if the recruiter really did have an exceptional candidate in mind, but the recruiter is really just trying to sell the company their regular services.

it's basically the same thing as advertising a job that doesn't exist in order to get jobseekers into their pool of resumes.
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