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    • Mrs Mac 1
    • By Mrs Mac 1 17th Sep 17, 7:33 PM
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    Mrs Mac 1
    recruitment agencies
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    • 17th Sep 17, 7:33 PM
    recruitment agencies 17th Sep 17 at 7:33 PM

    can anyone shed any light on how recruitment agencies operate? I am looking for work and am somewhat puzzled as I keep submitting my cv and I rarely hear anything back. I know I meet all the criteria for the jobs as advertised. When I follow up with a phone call to them, the reception person usually just tells me that I have to wait for one of the staff to get in contact with me. Surely this is open to a bit of nepotism of sorts? Like if my "friend" worked in one of these recruitment agencies, they could "reserve" the "better" jobs for me so others would never get a look-in?

    Just wondering what anyone else's experience has been.

    Thanks in advance.
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    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 20th Sep 17, 6:28 PM
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    Yes, that is what makes an agency "good", so far as a candidate is concerned. For anything else to be true, they would really have to trust the agent to have their best interests at heart.
    I've never met an agent I would credit that way.
    Originally posted by RikM
    Agreed. Me neither.
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    • IrishMarco
    • By IrishMarco 3rd Oct 17, 10:32 AM
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    Check out
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 3rd Oct 17, 1:09 PM
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    Check out
    Originally posted by IrishMarco

    Its a front for Abacus Recruitment to drive traffic to their job pages.

    This seems an awful lot like SPAM to me.....
    You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
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