I am a Software Developer that recently moved to the UK and naturally I am in the market for a new job. It is going well and I have a few interviews lined up. However, due to having to put myself out there my CV and phone number is publicly available on various job sites. So that being said recruiters have been cold calling me with potential jobs. They will usually start and say something like "Hi I have seen your profile on 'xyz' and I have a few positions that I think that you might be a good fit.". The conversation normally goes on and they ask the standard questions like :
- What technology are you looking to work with?
- What is your expected salary?
- Are you currently in talks with any other companies?
They then go on to outline a job that they are currently recruiting for and usually state the technology I'd be working with, company name and location. So it seems fairly legit at this point, then they say they will send through an email with the full description and for me to let them know if I want to go ahead. This has happened a few times where they never end up emailing the role. Often they do this using a private number but I have had occasions where they didn't hide the number, I followed up and they said that they haven't sent it yet and plan to do that soon which doesn't seem to happen.
I have come to the conclusion that they don't actually have a job for me however I am not sure what they are trying to achieve?
Are they trying to find out about competing job adverts? Or is it possible that they have decided to not go ahead with me as a candidate after that initial phone call and just not told me? I am just finding it strange.