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Old 08-12-2016, 06:37 AM
 
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I have recently joined some agencies after being made redundant. I am shocked at how agency work has changed over the years. Before an agency would send you to a job and you would do the work. Now an interview is needed beforehand which the interviews are quite intense as though it is an interview for a permanent job but these are for 4 week jobs. The agencies are ringing me and telling me I have an interview to go to in 2 hours time. Whilst I am grateful for the interview I don't feel I am being given time to prepare and research the company as I have to get ready and get to the venue. The agency then call to say I did not get the job as my answers were not in depth or I did not have relevant experience. I am not sure why they put me forward for a job I have no experience for. This is starting to knock my confidence. Anyone got any advice?
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Yea use temp agencies as a last resort.

A lot of these "interviews" that temp agencies do are recruiters trying to meet their contact quota, poach your manager's references so they can make sales calls to them under the pretext of reference checking, find out from you who is posting job openings to send to their sales dept (that is why they always ask where you are applying) and much of it is a very inefficient use of your time which of course they don't give a crap about. Also, they will keep calling and p*ssing off your references before you even have a job on the table.
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