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Old 02-05-2016, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I got a call from a temp agency for a job which I had accepted to be interviewed. The next day 2 different agencies offered me the same job and the same salary and location. I have agreed to all three since I am desperate for a job now. I don't know if that's the right thing to do or what happens in that situation. Should I mention it during the interview?
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:39 PM
 
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I got a call from a temp agency for a job which I had accepted to be interviewed. The next day 2 different agencies offered me the same job and the same salary and location. I have agreed to all three since I am desperate for a job now. I don't know if that's the right thing to do or what happens in that situation. Should I mention it during the interview?
No. They must be just as desperate as you are to fill the position.

If the agencies have a fee, figure who is the cheapest cost to you, and go with them. If the Employer pays the fee, you COULD casually mention that three agencies THOUGHT you'd be "perfect" for the job.
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Old 02-06-2016, 04:52 AM
 
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better to ask a higher pay from two, if they turn you down you still have the third offer for the same thing...

ie ask 1 for 20% more, and 2 for 40% more. and leave 3 at offer or ask for 10%
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Old 02-06-2016, 08:14 AM
 
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better to ask a higher pay from two, if they turn you down you still have the third offer for the same thing...

ie ask 1 for 20% more, and 2 for 40% more. and leave 3 at offer or ask for 10%
Great advice, beat me to it!
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Old 02-06-2016, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Once you let one agency represent you, you can't allow another to.


This is common with big corps who put out a requisition and the agencies fight to fill it.
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Old 02-12-2016, 08:26 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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Once you let one agency represent you, you can't allow another to.


This is common with big corps who put out a requisition and the agencies fight to fill it.
I find it strange they'd do this at this day and age. I recall working as a temp at Tektronix and they suddenly went to ONE temp agency and the word was that it was due to having a worker get "Released" and 2 weeks later, they'd come back in the same position.

They at one time had 5 agencies (And 800-1,000 temps)

Thing is, I have had the same thing happen...

One agency is not great on pay, but the benefits are good to start and get better in 2-3 months.

The other one offers only slightly higher pay, less on benefits....

Still shaking my head as to this....but too late to try playing one off another, but will see what develops.
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Old 02-18-2016, 10:33 AM
 
Location: KC, MO
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If the agencies have a fee, figure who is the cheapest cost to you, and go with them. If the Employer pays the fee, you COULD casually mention that three agencies THOUGHT you'd be "perfect" for the job.
Just so you know, there are no applicant paid employment agencies anymore.

Fees are always paid by the hiring company.



Also, it is in the person's best interest to let the agency know s/he has been approached by two other agencies so that agency should know to hurry and get the applicant's name registered with the client/hiring company.


If either or both of the other two agencies have already registered that applicant's name with the same hiring company, the FUN begins.



Paul...............

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