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Contacting Company Directly After Call From Agency

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by djw, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. djw

    djw Nibble Poster

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    Hi,

    Might be a bit of an odd question, but is it bad form to contact a company directly about a vacancy after hearing about it from an agency? The only reason I ask is that I have heard about a position from an agency but the company that the job is at is actually advertising the job themselves on the radio and on their web site. So, could I go to them directly even though the agency contacted me first?

    Thanks,

    D
     
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  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Its a grey area. In some instances the agency refuses to forward your details, so you my be better off with a direct application.

    Normally its either / or, companies that have big HR departments and run media campaigns do not tend to use agencies as much as companies with no direct recruitment practices.
     
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  3. djw

    djw Nibble Poster

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    Good point. I suppose it would be too late to do a direct application of you have already sent your CV over to the agency with regards to the position?

    Thanks,

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  4. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    I wouldn't the agency could well chase you and the company for lost earnings and trust me you don't want that.
     
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  5. andylad9

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    If the company is advertising it on the radio as well as through a agency...id send a application direct
     
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