They hire you because it is their job to do so, and they get paid a salary like many other white collar professions. I have been working on contract for over 10 years now, so I have more than a little experience working with Recruiting agencies. Is the govt aware of these practices, or do they really think we need all these H1B visas? My LinkedIn profile now carries a warning that I may have been submitted fraudulently by those recruiting companies but that does not do much to make companies willing to hire me if it may get them sued for a fee. Permanently if you spammed their site for multiple positions at once. Let technology work for you. One of my Polish friend who is network security specialist was called by a recruiter to work as a security guard in the mall for 25K. I am so tempted to put up a site like glass door where people can rate recruiters… Horrible article highlighting outdated and bad recruiting practices.
The phone number redirects to India. Many jobs would have good pay if recruiters were not taking a percentage. I left my last job cause the government said the unemployment rate was 6%. Other times this is a process issue where recruiters are told not to reach out to candidates who are already in progress under another requirement with a different hiring manager. If all of the seventy call, many times just to have a new manager to try and bother for possible work and not even to check on your reference, how long do you think your reference will want you to use them any more? Most direct hires we do come with a percentage of 15-20% of their first years salary.
Imagine the 10 applications sent out a day, 7 days a week. Charlton LinkedIn is not good for ranking recruiters like you said, because you cannot trust them to be 100% honest. This article is spot on. Like anything there are good recruiters and bad. Tia Peterson I completely agree with you, Allison. I generally get the same job description sent to me by several recruiters and ask each what the rate is.
I even apply for work-from-home jobs to assure there is no issue with driving too far a distance away. I honestly think these are recruiting scams. Sam Many of you have valid points. Have you ever given anyone a bad reference? I want to write a plug-in for Firefox or Chrome that automatically screens anybody with an Indian sounding name. If Dice really wants to root out this type of behavior by recruiters, they could easily use a merit system like LinkedIn Recruiter does and suspend those accounts. Recruiting agencies are there to work for you, not the other way around. The recruiters gather Profiles to fill their data base.
If you make 70k and I place you as a direct hire, then i get a percentage of your 70k salary. They might as well be giving you a death sentence. I work hard to screen people in. I have had recruiters tell me they work for a company. I also find it annoying when these recruiters low-ball you on a position after hedging about what the rate is. Rick Some government agencies are actually asking for references on initial applications. The government unemployment statistics must be all hooey.
To me recruiting is a lifestyle. Try finding out what people are interested in. Recruiters are out of their ball-parks. And, for the big H1B issue. I have no problem with recruiters that work directly for companies.
Especially for a useless service. These firms are the number crunchers, they are the ones who fill up the quotas for Recruiting agencies, and they get paid by volume. Rob Ross How about this for a reason: It is a cover for h1-b visas to ultimately fill the job which ensures that the corporation maintains its low cost work pool at the expense of American Jobs. They get your hopes up, ask for info, and then you never hear back from them again. I hate when I can not understand what the recruiter is saying to me or that they know nothing about the role, what it should pay, the company, and the type of work that I do. Look the agency up on Glassdoor or other means before making your decision. The current crop are bad and unprofessional.
Recruiters in general get a bad rap, but the agency recruiters are working their butts off to match you to positions they have with their clients. Oh, there are so many people. At first I was excited thinking that there are tons of jobs out there, everybody wants me and I can double my salary. Of course the worse is commuting in , paying 30. Technical Tater I have found the whole job search process has become completely de-humanizing. Craig West Silicon Valley is just Hollywood for tech. In order to get around this with required recruiters test this by giving your friends or relatives as a reference and watch how many times they get called.