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Old 12-21-2015, 04:06 PM
 
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I am frustrated! I submitted an online resume for a specific position that I want and need badly with a major temp agency. A man called me back next business day and left a voice mail. I call him we have a nice short conversation.

Then he says the next step is an "in person" interview. But with Facetime or Skype at 2 pm today.

I set up my Skype account everything tests out fine. NO CALL FROM HIM.

I called their office twice the first hour, left him a vm. NO RESPONSE.

I do not have any email from them or his email!

THIS IS BS! It's been 2 HOURS. If I WAS IN THE LOBBY OF THEIR OFFICE THIS WOULDN'T HAPPEN! Unprofessional!

It's only a few miles away.

Is this a new form of "brush off"?

Last edited by zonee; 12-21-2015 at 04:20 PM..
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Old 12-21-2015, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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It happens. Move to the next opportunity.
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Old 12-21-2015, 06:21 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I've noticed more and more recruiters doing things like this. I had one who was supposed to call me send an email a couple of minutes after our call was scheduled saying she would call in five minutes. She never called. Later she emailed me and said she went into a meeting and lost track of time. So unprofessional.

You can keep trying to contact them if you want, but you're probably better off moving on.
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:57 PM
 
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I had an actual employer (not a recruiter) blow me off like this recently. He left a message on my phone saying he wanted to discuss my resume. I got back from the dentist and called him back like an hour later, and wound up interrupting him in a meeting. "I'll call you back," he said. Never called.
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Old 12-22-2015, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Recruiters does this frequently. Most are shady and should be treated as a last resort.
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Old 12-22-2015, 10:51 AM
 
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Thanks for every reply.

Disgusting treatment. They must think we need them more than they need us.
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Old 12-22-2015, 01:47 PM
 
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And this is why people are bitter.


Just move on. Thats the best you can do.
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Temp agency = They only care about getting you in for an initial visit to meet their Quota. After that, they will be unreliable and not to be trusted and/or believed.

Always remember that.
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Old 12-22-2015, 04:51 PM
 
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How rude indeed. I had a similar experience where I applied for an office job. The manager wanted to set up a Skype interview but since I didn't have Skype, I asked if he could just call my cell phone and we'd have a phone interview like that.
I prepared, was ready to take his call but for some reason my phone didn't ring/it dropped. I called him right back trying to reach him and got voice mail. Left a message, no call back. I emailed him and said I was still interested, but got silent treatment.

As others mentioned, it's best to move on.
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Old 12-22-2015, 05:18 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I went to a recruiter's office once for an interview and was basically told I was not qualified. Fast forward a few years later while I was working at another job, the same recruiting company contacts me asking if I would be interested in a job opportunity. I totally ignored them. LOL.
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