I am looking for a job, so I apply for jobs in one jobs websites in Australia.
What I have realized is that I get many calls from recruiting agents, asking me many questions (it takes around 15 min conversation) and at the end there is no job opportunity.
The conversation goes mainly about my existing work, number of employees, my manager title, etc. and at the end, they tell me about a role that is totally not suitable for me at all; and they know that from the beginning.
After having many of these conversation, I found out that they just collect information in order to chase my existing company with offers to help them recruit people.
I am worried that they might approach my manager and the manager sense I am applying for jobs.
Beside that, I hate wasting time on someone who uses me and my need to find another job as a bait.
How can I stop these? I don't want to be rude, especially that I am afraid one day the agent is really having a job for me?