Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • rr88
    • By rr88 12th Oct 19, 1:47 PM
    • 6Posts
    • 0Thanks
    rr88
    Possibly losing my job, contact old recruiter?
    • #1
    • 12th Oct 19, 1:47 PM
    Possibly losing my job, contact old recruiter? 12th Oct 19 at 1:47 PM
    It's almost two years since I got my current job, and I found it through a recruiter.

    I've been struggling most of the time I've been there as the standards are very high. I've now been told I need to make significant improvements in the next few months in order to keep my position.

    I've tried as hard as I can to improve and don't feel I can do any better that I am currently, so I think I'm going to look for a new job before I end up getting sacked.

    Would it be an idea to call my old recruiter and explain my situation and see if he can help me find a new job? Would he even be allowed to do that seeing as it was him who got me my current job?
Page 1
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 12th Oct 19, 2:01 PM
    • 7,058 Posts
    • 7,666 Thanks
    TELLIT01
    • #2
    • 12th Oct 19, 2:01 PM
    • #2
    • 12th Oct 19, 2:01 PM
    I don't see any reason not to contact the recruiter. 2 years on, there will be no comeback on them if you move, even if they assist in that move. They will simply be in line for a finders fee / commission from any new employer.
    More to the point possibly is why you are struggling to perform to the required standard after 2 years. In what areas are you not achieving the levels required? If you are failing to hit call targets for example, is very different to not being able to perform at the quality required.
    • Blatchford
    • By Blatchford 12th Oct 19, 2:08 PM
    • 193 Posts
    • 254 Thanks
    Blatchford
    • #3
    • 12th Oct 19, 2:08 PM
    • #3
    • 12th Oct 19, 2:08 PM
    I don't see any reason not to contact the recruiter. 2 years on, there will be no comeback on them if you move, even if they assist in that move. They will simply be in line for a finders fee / commission from any new employer.
    More to the point possibly is why you are struggling to perform to the required standard after 2 years. In what areas are you not achieving the levels required? If you are failing to hit call targets for example, is very different to not being able to perform at the quality required.
    Originally posted by TELLIT01
    I agree with all of this. Is it really the case that whatever it is that needs to improve can't be improved? It seems a shame to move on unless you really have to, having almost reached the "golden" two year mark. Have they explained what the problem is or done anything to help / support you?
    • El Torro
    • By El Torro 12th Oct 19, 2:13 PM
    • 417 Posts
    • 390 Thanks
    El Torro
    • #4
    • 12th Oct 19, 2:13 PM
    • #4
    • 12th Oct 19, 2:13 PM
    For the last couple of jobs I've had the recruiter has called me a year or so after getting me the job and asking if I'd like to hear about other opportunities.

    That's employment agencies for you, once their commission is paid the only way they'll get more money from you is if they place you in another job. Not that I'm judging the people involved, that's just the way the system works.
    • rr88
    • By rr88 12th Oct 19, 3:25 PM
    • 6 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    rr88
    • #5
    • 12th Oct 19, 3:25 PM
    • #5
    • 12th Oct 19, 3:25 PM
    Thanks for the responses, I'll definitely be getting in touch with the recruiter then.

    I agree with the points about it being a shame for me to leave, but I feel my job has been made very difficult lately. I've had negative feedback in the past as well as given advice on how to improve. I did what they suggested to the best of my ability and then spent a year thinking I was doing a good job and that I'd rectified the situation.

    But now I've found out I'm apparently underperforming pretty much every day (which is quite a surprise to hear) and need to make significant progress over the next few months in order to keep my job.

    I can't help but wonder if maybe they simply don't need anyone with my experience anymore, and are making things as difficult as possible so that I end up leaving.

    I'm stressed and exhausted and have simply had enough of the place, I am looking forward to just getting outta there as soon as I can.

    Thanks again.
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 12th Oct 19, 4:25 PM
    • 7,058 Posts
    • 7,666 Thanks
    TELLIT01
    • #6
    • 12th Oct 19, 4:25 PM
    • #6
    • 12th Oct 19, 4:25 PM
    Thanks for the responses, I'll definitely be getting in touch with the recruiter then.

    I agree with the points about it being a shame for me to leave, but I feel my job has been made very difficult lately. I've had negative feedback in the past as well as given advice on how to improve. I did what they suggested to the best of my ability and then spent a year thinking I was doing a good job and that I'd rectified the situation.

    But now I've found out I'm apparently underperforming pretty much every day (which is quite a surprise to hear) and need to make significant progress over the next few months in order to keep my job.


    .
    Originally posted by rr88

    If you had no indication for a year that you were not performing to requirement, it's your manager who needs to improve rather than you. How is anybody supposed to improve/change their behaviours if they are left in a situation where they believe they are performing OK in the first place?
    I worked with, thankfully not for, one manager who firmly believed that the only time you needed to raise performance issues with a staff member was at their half yearly review. Despite being told by others that this was ridiculous he wouldn't change.
    • rr88
    • By rr88 12th Oct 19, 5:04 PM
    • 6 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    rr88
    • #7
    • 12th Oct 19, 5:04 PM
    • #7
    • 12th Oct 19, 5:04 PM
    Thanks for letting me know, that's interesting to hear! This is my first proper job so I'm not really too sure how things are meant to work.

    Now I think about it properly, I had a load of negative feedback about a year ago aswell as suggestions on how to improve. Then about 7-8 months ago I had another catchup where I had a mix of both good and bad feedback, aswell as more more suggestions on how to improve.

    But then haven't heard anything else until the last few days where I find out my job is on the line.

    I'm interested to see what my friends and family think of the situation when I tell them anyway.
    • keepcalmandstayoutofdebt
    • By keepcalmandstayoutofdebt 12th Oct 19, 5:08 PM
    • 3,814 Posts
    • 2,000 Thanks
    keepcalmandstayoutofdebt
    • #8
    • 12th Oct 19, 5:08 PM
    • #8
    • 12th Oct 19, 5:08 PM
    I'd be worried for you going back to the same recruiter -
    That they won't have more clients of the same quality/the same demand of which you are already suffering?

    It would be the equivalent of me to continue applying for hotel jobs when after the past year I've decided no more, what didn't I learn first time and I'm in the last property until I find me a new job doing different. (never trust anyone else with your job hunt, it can go so horribly wrong)

    Be empowered to find your own next opportunity.
    Not leaving my 'childhood' Home without a fight
    • MovingForwards
    • By MovingForwards 12th Oct 19, 5:24 PM
    • 2,337 Posts
    • 2,764 Thanks
    MovingForwards
    • #9
    • 12th Oct 19, 5:24 PM
    • #9
    • 12th Oct 19, 5:24 PM
    I went back to the recruiter who got me my last job, I quit and wanted temp work whilst looking for a nicer employer, the agency fully understood and it's all about money to them.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

2,072Posts Today

7,073Users online

Martin's Twitter