This follows on from this question: Two recruiters have contacted me about the same position. One suggests the other is unreliable. How do I handle this?
I contacted the company in question and was told that both recruiters do in fact work for them. It also seems that the unprofessional one was the first to send my CV to the company, and as a result the company would only accept to see me through that recruiter.
In any case, I do not want to work with that recruiter due to their behaviour. If the company would agree to see me through the professional one I'd still apply, however.
To be clear, this question has two parts:
- I've already told the recruiter that I don't wish to work with them. Would it be acceptable to explain to the company why, for ethical reasons?
- Regardless of the above, is there anything I could do to still apply for that position without involving the unprofessional recruiter, or shall I mark it as a failure and move on?