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Old 04-01-2019, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I had a recruiter contact me last week about a job opportunity that, as she said, seemed to be perfect for me. She wanted to set up 30 minutes to talk. I said, "Before we talk can I ask where is this located and what is the salary range?" Never heard back.
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Old 04-01-2019, 10:33 PM
 
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Sounds like a bad recruiter who does not have a job for you.

They are sitting around calling people trying to get new database entries. But they'll never find them a job.
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:10 PM
 
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I ignore recruiters now.
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Old 04-07-2019, 02:18 AM
 
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Sounds about right.
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Old 04-30-2019, 02:55 PM
 
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I think the main purpose of corporate recruiters is to save the corporation from having to hire people with expertise and talent.
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Old 04-30-2019, 06:02 PM
 
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They call you once so they can add you to the pile. They want to have thousands of resumes for when a specific opening comes up. Want to hire a 54.5 year old left-handed mechanical engineer with nuclear and oil refinery experience? If you are willing to pay the fee, some recruiter will find one for you.
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Old 04-30-2019, 07:13 PM
 
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They call you once so they can add you to the pile. They want to have thousands of resumes for when a specific opening comes up. Want to hire a 54.5 year old left-handed mechanical engineer with nuclear and oil refinery experience? If you are willing to pay the fee, some recruiter will find one for you.
Yet they advertise every position now up until the CMO

What happened to that database you built up? Why isn't it being used???
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Old 05-01-2019, 06:37 AM
 
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They are a waste of time imho.
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:42 AM
 
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Bad recruiters do this.

Ohoh, they're not placing many people (so their paycheck is tiny) so their boss tells them to fill up the database with candidates who will be promptly ignored for future jobs that come across their screens. So the bad recruiters who are not doing a good job, are now search n spamming, ghosting candidates, and just being awful toward the candidates.

Then they quit to make more money flipping hamburgers.
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:11 PM
 
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I applied for a designer job. Then the recruiter contacted me and told me it is a manager job.
I think he has no clue about the job and he is wrong about what it is. So he blocked me from my application ever reaching the hiring manager.
Few jobs require very special skillset, and HR is incapable of assessing that special skillset.
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