The recruitment industry has taken some flack over the years, with bad practice from some recruiters tarnishing the industry for some candidates. Below are some of the common complaints we’ve heard from unhappy candidates about other recruitment agencies.
- The job isn’t suitable to them
There’s nothing worse than taking a call from a recruiter about a great opportunity, hearing all about the role and the company to then find out the role is actually offering less than your current salary or is a lower position than you are currently in. A lack of relevance shows the recruiter most likely hasn’t actually took the time to properly read through your CV and experiences. It may also be a sign that the recruiter doesn’t actually know a lot about the industry they are recruiting for.
- Ring you about a job never hear off them again
So you’ve been contacted by a recruiter about a new role, expressed your interest and sent over your CV to be put forward for consideration only to never hear off them again. Unfortunately some recruiter’s signup candidates regarding a ‘job role’ merely to build up their candidate database and never actually had a suitable role in the first place.
- Go to an interview don’t get feedback
There’s nothing worse than going to an interview giving it your all and then not hearing anything for weeks or even worse not hearing from the recruiter again. Preparing for this interview will have taken time and effort on your part and you may have even had to schedule time off work. Not hearing from your recruiter after an interview is seriously unprofessional and as a result a candidate is unlikely to want to work with that agency again.
- They don’t offer any advice
A good recruiter will help you prepare for your interview, giving you helpful tips to give you that edge over other candidates and hopefully secure you a job offer. However some recruiters will simply send you on your way with an address, which isn’t helpful to anyone. A recruiter and a candidate should be on the same team, after all you both want the same thing – for you to get the job!