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Do Not Apply With Recruiting Agencies

Updated on April 29, 2012

I have to say this to all people seeking employment. The age of providing your information to a recruiter for employment opportunities is over. This does not apply to established, executive recruiting firms, but to those poorly established, just obtained a rental office in a random location, places that you barely trust with your social security card and identification. Shall I name names: rhymes with Smelly, rhymes with Raffle, amongst fifty other low notch agencies that do everything they can to put you in some endless database where you will be forgotten amongst a drawer of applicants. Don’t do it!

Think about it. If you are capable of earning money at a job that pays approximately 60% more than the slave wages they offer then why do you need them? All these tests they provide in order to wear down your self esteem in an effort to make you believe that you are less valuable in the marketplace is nothing but a strategy to convince you to take wages that will cost you more to actually be employed.

You are capable of marketing yourself and obtaining career employment from an employer directly.

**Nor do you need someone calling you in who hasn’t taken five minutes to review your resume, salary, or work history what-so-ever and tell you about “bogus” opportunities that don’t exist.

What are they really seeking? Employment agencies want leads and contact information in order to contact your past employers to try and drum up work for their business. Do you really think they called you because they saw your resume and can offer you employment opportunities that would be lower than your first job out of school/college 20 years later?

STAY away I say! It’s a waste of time. I’ve had encounters where “recruiters” have done nothing more but prepare me for job opportunities that I have ALREADY went on by submitting my own resume directly to the employer. Most agencies are lazy and as I mentioned before only want contact information to try and obtain business by annoying your past employers. Funny how they sit and tell you all the wonderful things you can do and you NEVER hear back from them at all.

Get your maximum opportunity without giving the employment agency a cut of the money you earn.


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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      This is a useful hub and certainly uplifting. This is one of those hubs that really makes you realize things. :)

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      drspaniel 5 years ago from Somewhere, where the sun shines once a year...

      Good sound information here :) However, I bet this Hub could be even better if you added some images or videos to enhance the tone of your content. To do this, go onto your Hubtool and select the video or picture capsules on the right hand side, and import some media that you are okay to use or have made yourself. #

      Happy Hubbing!