All in the line of work?
November 8, 2012 5:24 AM Subscribe
My recruiter placed the person who got the job offer instead of me!
posted by CPAGirl to work & money (17 answers total)
I’m lucky enough to have a career where recruiters will sift through job postings for you and use their connections to score you interviews. To that end, I know a recruiters job is self-serving and they worry about getting paid themselves. So when a position is available, they might offer up many candidates for the role, in the hopes of having a better shot at the commission. However, I was just recently turned down for a job and I found out that the candidate who got the job has less experience than me AND was placed OUR recruiter. The selection process was so close that the company has brought me on as a contractor, to work until another position (same role) opens in a couple weeks (maybe).
I guess my question is whether I have a right to be distrustful of my recruiter. I know the decision for employment does not rest with him, but if he was pushing for this other girl, how could he have been pushing for me? I might still have to look for work… is it wrong to leave a recruiter over this?