I just recently started my job search and without really trying to, my resume did get posted online for every single recruiter to see out there which I found out has its pros and cons. Some are sending emails from out of state from companies that I never heard of which are basically all the recruiters trying to get people to submit their resumes whether they are actually hold an account with these potential clients or not. Currently, I think it's best to continue the job search on my own as well as with very few selective recruiters only because I notice that there might be as many as 6 different recruiters going for the same company with the same position opening at different hourly rates. Also, it seems like over the last several years, I have been catching companies that are in the middle of making major changes, either closing down or consolidating or even moving out of the local areas. I have family where I am currently living but sometimes it feels like the area is starting to become a ghost town. Even though I will be going on an interview tomorrow for this large international company, I sense that they are not making strides since this particular industry seems to have been on a decline over the last decade. The position is only very temporary as in 3 months tops with a possible extension but the last person who was filling in just left this place for a permanent position. I just recovered from an injury and surgery over this past year and this work looks like if it requires a hard hat, steel toed shoes, and other protective gear, it might not be the best choice. The hourly rate for this contract position is not bad, however, I would be paying for the healthcare insurance outright without aid from the recruitment firm. Another place called who is more familiar with who I am because they have partnered with me before in my last job is interested in speaking with me as well about an opportunity that pays decently for a year and has matched my skill set with what I have been able to work with in the past and it would be more entry level advancement of my career without the risks of having to deal with a more toxic environment that has maybe 3 months. I have a feeling and this is not to discriminate that this other place would want someone that for one thing is not petite in size where it might be challenging at times to lift heavier equipment or walk long distances with heavier equipment. I think they even commented before my phone interview that my resume seemed to be more aligned with another position that I am being called about after this other interview takes place. I've heard it is more male dominant in this particular company that is a questionable state. Every thing I see on line has been about mergers, bought outs, and certain places across the country and outside the US closing in the last several years but not everywhere. Once upon a time it used to be really good but the industry itself they said is not doing so good. I am going to keep looking because it sounds like the last woman who left did so very abruptly to find a permanent position elsewhere. Any input on this? This would be my first face to face interview that I have had this year since the layoff this past summer. The last temp assignment in between did not offer a face to face interview and then the job description turned out to be something different so once that assignment ended, I made a note to myself about that previous recruiter and information on other recruiters that I received from others to be careful with.
I have had three different people send me a job offer saying that they saw my resume online and would I be interested. I replied back that I was interested and when could we talk or meet. I waited for a couple days for an answer and never received one. I tried to send another response asking if the job was still available and got no response. Three times this has happened to me and I don't get why. Another job actually had me come for an interview in which I was told I would start in about two and a half weeks during which the background check would be done. I waited till just four days before I was supposed to start and sent an e-mail to confirm all was well and no issues had arisen. He responded with an I'm sorry, but did you apply? I replied back that I had and resent all the info of our communications plus my resume again. I never heard back from him since. I have wasted so much time on jobs that leave me hanging! Worse yet, that was the second job that did that to me. I am extremely frustrated and still need a job!!!
Asking for Feedback After a Job Interview
Many job seekers, or campaigners as I like to call them, ask "how can I get feedback from a recruiter after a job interview?" Often times in this litigious society, we find recruiters are reluctant to provide feedback for fear of saying something that will be used against their organization. One way to ask for feedback is to do it during the interview itself. When the recruiter or hiring manager asks if you have any questions, ask him or her if they would be willing to provide you feedback if you are ( or are not ) offered the role. You can then explain that their feedback will help you to develop yourself. It is much easier to ask for feedback when you are sitting in front of someone, rather then in an email. He or she can always say no, and they might even say yes! Give it a try and post the results. Happy Campaigning!
GHOSTED by a recruiter!!
I’m just so confused right now. A week ago I got a message on LinkedIn from a recruiter specializing in my industry asking to speak with me over the phone. I replied back within the hour and we set up a time to talk the next day. The next day comes and I leave work and find a quiet space and wait for him to call me. And wait. And wait. Finally he sends me a message on LinkedIn “Sorry, I’ve been pulled into a meeting. Can we reschedule?”
Ok, so I’m a little annoyed but it happens so I understand. I definitely make sure to be friendly and understanding when I reply. I also ask him what time works best for him, since I have a pretty flexible schedule. Then I wait for a reply. And wait. And wait some more. By the next afternoon I’m wondering if I said something wrong, but then I look back at our chat log and I can’t find any instance where I said anything even slightly offensive. So I message him back suggesting that I’d be free at around 3:30pm if that works for him. Then I wait.
That was last Thursday and since then I have heard NOTHING from this guy. I feel like I’m going crazy. I look at the conversation and I can see no reason why he would want to drop me like that. And the things that bugs me the most is that HE contacted ME! Why contact someone out of the blue if you’re going to drop them like a hot potato the moment they show interest? And what else can I do? I have already sent two follow-up messages which he hasn’t replied to yet. Do I just keep sending him messages every few days? I’m sure that’s bound to get annoying for both of us. Anyways, I came here to vent, but also to ask if this type of thing has happened to anyone else. I have the feeling that I might not be alone here….
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Phone Blowing up
ok so I have been applying to many different positions here on the internet job sites, Job Boards ETC and in doing so you need to give information well it seems that information is being forwarded to many different places as my Cell phone gas been blowing up with telemarketing calls and Texts I just want it to stop !!!!!
Why am i being ignored?
I have 15 Years training and development experience with an MBA to boot. Yet, I am unemployed and can't find a job. I worked for Deloitte here in Chicago for 2 months. I would love to work for them permanently. I have filled out several resumes. How do I get in touch with a recruiter?