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Old 07-12-2016, 11:54 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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If you saw a recruiting agency post an ad for the same job but under MULTIPLE different titles, would you be suspicious of that agency?

For example, say the agency tells you they're submitting you for a "Customer Service Rep" position at XYZ company, and you see that posting online. But then, you see they've also posted the same exact position as "Customer Service Associate", "Customer Relations Associate", "Customer Compliance Associate", "Customer Excellence Rep" and even "Customer Service Assistant Manager".

Would this raise red flags for you?
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Agencies are well known to post fake jobs to lure people into their offices to sign up and of course give them their managers' references. They just want to build their database and pump job-seekers for leads of managers and who is hiring.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:22 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Agencies are well known to post fake jobs to lure people into their offices to sign up and of course give them their managers' references. They just want to build their database and pump job-seekers for leads of managers and who is hiring.
Sadly I think this was their intention in my case. They brought me in immediately and acted excited about me, yet made sure I gave them all my references beforehand and had me provide a contact for each of my previous jobs. I thought it was just procedure.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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Recruiters join the list of lawyers, politicians, and HR personnel as professions which I have absolutely no respect for.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:16 PM
 
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Originally Posted by stava View Post
If you saw a recruiting agency post an ad for the same job but under MULTIPLE different titles, would you be suspicious of that agency?

For example, say the agency tells you they're submitting you for a "Customer Service Rep" position at XYZ company, and you see that posting online. But then, you see they've also posted the same exact position as "Customer Service Associate", "Customer Relations Associate", "Customer Compliance Associate", "Customer Excellence Rep" and even "Customer Service Assistant Manager".

Would this raise red flags for you?
This is why the media says that there are many jobs that are not being filled, basically it's many job ads being posted for the same jobs.
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Wayne,NJ
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Recruiters join the list of lawyers, politicians, and HR personnel as professions which I have absolutely no respect for.
It's been my experience you can also add doctors to that list, it seems everyday I'm reading about a doctor arrested for fraud. At least a lawyer tells you up front he's gonna *********.
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:23 AM
 
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not necessary red flags, maybe one of the two:

- time to collect resumes and save in their database
- they are worried about key words, job filters, ...etc.
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Old 07-15-2016, 04:15 PM
 
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Avoid the recruiters they are salespeople.
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