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Old 07-07-2013, 09:18 AM
 
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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.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:23 AM
 
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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.
Resumes. It's also possible that the hiring manager never told the agency it was filled from another agency(that's what I've read here).
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:28 AM
 
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Recruiting firms are well known for posting positions that never existed, let alone did exist but are now filled. As stated, they just want people to send them resumes.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:33 AM
 
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Any possibility that the position reopened again? Perhaps the first candidate did not work out as planned?
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:33 AM
 
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Yep. They also play the opposite side of things and approach hiring managers and say they have a perfect candidate for a job opening, when they really have a collection of resumes and/or just want to advertise the job themselves and get the commission. Skeezy.

It is a possibility that the job did just open up again, but recruiters do use these kinds of tactics.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:49 AM
 
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Absolutely positive the job did not reopen and the candidate they hire is still there. I know the person they hired indirectly through a couple of colleagues in the industry. So my guess was correct, that they are gathering resumes.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:08 AM
 
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Typical sleezy recruiter tactics. These folks are sharks.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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Yup. Resumes are a 'tradable' commodity. Many times they just hold on to your resume in order to control the flow of candidates, not just for this company but in the whole town
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:37 AM
 
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I recalled my recruiter at Broadway Personnel telling me that there was a temp position opened at Bellevue Hospital. He said that was a second option for me if I didn't like the first option. The last thing I heard from him was that the city was on a hiring freeze. I'm not even sure if he had anything lined up at all.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:50 AM
 
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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.
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