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Old 08-14-2018, 02:49 PM
 
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I get contacted by a recruiter for a position I might be interested in. Same type of work and a little closer to home, but don't know the salary range yet. They want to interview me this week if possible.

Naturally I ask for more details before wasting my lunch break one day on an interview for a company I may or may not want to work for. She won't say anymore about it other than they are a manufacturing company and where they are located. No name, no hints as to what they produce, nothing about the size of the company or how well established they are. Just wants to know if I'm interested in interviewing with them. Is it too much to ask for a little more information before committing to an interview?

Recruiters are such a pain in the butt sometimes.
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Old 08-14-2018, 04:04 PM
 
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I would decline to proceed further.

Never interview with a company before having time to do research on them.
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Old 08-14-2018, 06:02 PM
 
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That doesn’t make any sense. How can you prepare? How do you know whether or not it’s a company you want to work for? Do they even have a real job?

I would have stopped the conversation and stated without knowing the company, a complete job description (not a snippet), the pay range, and terms, I’m not moving any further.

Heck, even the offshore recruiters will give me the basic information. SMH.
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Old 08-14-2018, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Typically, this behavior means the company is on open hire, with the job listed in the usual places and/or with more than one recruiter. If she tells you the name of the company, you can go apply and be hired without her or any other recruiter getting their cut. So they play coy until you've signed an agreement with them.
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Old 08-15-2018, 08:00 AM
 
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So they play coy until you've signed an agreement with them.
They'll be playing coy and filing unemployment online themselves soon enough.
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:40 AM
 
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Yeah I always want to know who the co is ... who my information is being sent to. If they can't tell you, I would decline a further opportunity. I suspect something shady is going on or it is not a good company.
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Is it a recruiter at the actual company or an "agency"? I bet it's an agency and they just want your info and there is no job.
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Typically, this behavior means the company is on open hire, with the job listed in the usual places and/or with more than one recruiter. If she tells you the name of the company, you can go apply and be hired without her or any other recruiter getting their cut. So they play coy until you've signed an agreement with them.
This. If a headhunter will not reveal the name of the client, I am not going to proceed further.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:11 AM
 
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Is it a recruiter at the actual company or an "agency"? I bet it's an agency and they just want your info and there is no job.
It's at an agency. It's a finance position and a lot of companies out here use recruiters.
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:48 AM
 
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Yeah, don't proceed further unless you know who you are going to interview for. They might have approached you only to get your information.
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