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Over the last 2 months I've had multiple recruiters interview me and then claim they are going to submit me for the job we discussed, they send me an email stating "I have submitted you for x job". Then later they reach back out saying the job didn't open back up and they have a new one at a lower rate they'd like to submit me to. I've had this happen with 3 recruiters all at different agencies.

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    And the answerable question is...?
    – Aida Paul
    Sep 13, 2023 at 17:10
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    We have no way of knowing why they are doing this, or even if they are doing this. We can't answer.
    – keshlam
    Sep 13, 2023 at 18:27
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    Recruiters can't read mind of unknown entitiy either. From my experience in hiring, if you weren't invited forward the answer is simple - other candidates were better. Sometimes you also got unlucky and landed in the trash pile prematurely, but most of the time it's the first column.
    – Aida Paul
    Sep 13, 2023 at 19:37
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    Filtering out candidates is core of the service they provide, yes. Upside is that if they are good at it, the candidates they push through get a lot more attention than they would when reached out of nowhere.
    – Aida Paul
    Sep 14, 2023 at 5:42
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    They had me on the phone once or twice a month to make sure I know what a great opportunity position x is, and that they just wanted to make sure that I am still interested in it, because they are about to submit my cv. The position being some random opening they found on Linkedin. Sep 14, 2023 at 10:32

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I found an answer on LinkedIn from a recruiter I know. Many recruiters post fake jobs to build their network of candidates for when they have real jobs available but lie to the candidate about the current job. This seems to explain what's been happening to me that lead me to ask this question.

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    I wish I could say that this behavior surprises me ... but it doesn't.
    – brhans
    Sep 14, 2023 at 14:17

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