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um, was I politely rejected?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by zet, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. zet

    zet Byte Poster

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    Hey guys,

    I got my first phonecall today from a recruitment agency. The agent asked me questions about my educational background and told me about two job opportunities. She then said she'll forward the two roles and give me a chance to look over them and make a decision. Now I'm not entirely sure how it works but shouldnt she have emailed them right away? I feel like I have been let down politely :dry is this the case? Or, er do recruitment agencies email at much later times?

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  2. zebulebu

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    There were no jobs. She just called you to get details for her client database. Don't feel this reflects badly on you - they all do it.
     
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  3. veloce

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    depends on the agency in question I guess.

    You should at the very latest receive them by tomorrow morning.
    In my experience, you tend to have to keep recruiters aware of your existence (if they promise to call and dont, call them, if they are waiting for an update from employers, email them requesting update of such).

    Dont make a nuisance of yourself, just keep chipping away if your promised an answer and dont get it. There may be a multitude of reasons why the dont contact you when they say they will ( and not always their fault), whats important is to show enthusiasm and persistance, while not bugging the sh*t out of them:biggrin
     
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  4. force1

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    agencies are :twisted:
     
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  5. zet

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    haha, thanks guys! That actually makes me feel alot better. Well, x amount of hours later I have a reply! Ok, so heres the situation, I am assuming the recruiter wants me to pick one role (maybe they dont want to send candidates to both as I can only take one job? I dont know). So, i require the advice of you good people with experience.

    The first role, the one she was leaning towards to, is that of a "IT Analyst" the role includes:

    Role: application support, working with 4 other's.

    Skills:

    Educated to degree level in relevant Numerate/Computational/Scientific subject and SQL to query level, Recent trading application support experience, Call tracking systems exposure, ITIL


    The second role:

    "we are looking for recent graduates to join our IT Team. With the support of our HR function graduates join the team and rotate through a number of roles in the department before specialising in a particular area. Additionally we also have some entry level positions in specific teams that may be appropriate for those not wishing to join a rotation programme."


    So my question is, could someone elaborate on what both roles are most likely to entail? To me the second role sounds far more appealing but my concern is that there is no guarantee of a job, more likely just training and if you don’t succeed passed that then there is not a job guarantee at the end. Hmm, any thoughts?
     
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  6. michael78

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    depends some do as Zeb says just mine you for info and you won't hear from them again. Sometimes you won't be suitable for the role and they just won't tell you to your face but again you never hear from them again and sometimes they will sent the info as they just got held up. All three scenarios have happened to most people who use agencies. Unfortunately for ever good agency there several crap ones.
     
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  7. RandyFears

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    Spot on! This is the curse of agencies i'm afraid. I'm not aware of anybody who has not had some hard knocks from agencies and it can really get you down, especially if you are just starting off. Don't let it get you down if promises are not met as determination is what you need......did i just quote record breakers? Now i know i'm getting old!
     
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  8. michael78

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    Apart from my spelling :oops:
     
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  9. zet

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    yeah, I'm just about ready to give up...and hand over $$ to the IT training providers with promises of a job..nah just kidding!! I think I'll work on expanding my skillset, although i'm looking for a support type of job i think this is what i want to self-learn:

    Langauges to learn:

    java
    c#
    C/c++
    Objective-C
    visual basic

    web:

    PHP
    Javascript
    SQL

    O/S:

    linux
    networking stuff!

    : p
     
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  10. supernova

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    I used to be in HR its called cherry picking, if there are any jobs that they think are suited they will call as they would be keen to complete the deal.

    Also don't forget IT jobs aren't just about the IT skills.
     
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