I had a phone screen with a recruiter for a position I am interested in. It went well. I authorized him to send along my resume.
I walk back into the office, and moments later, the main line rings; I'm a helpful sort (and authorized to do so) so I answer the phone -- "Hello, [company], how may I help you?" (not recognizing me) "Hi this is [recruiter I just talked to], can I speak with [company recruiter]?"
She asks for him to be sent to voicemail, as she does not take calls from staffing agencies/recruiters.
Are they using knowledge of my potential departure to turn my company into a prospect? Is this a tactic that recruiters are known to use? I didn't mention to him that it was most certainly me on the phone, as the awkwardness was too colossal. But I'm curious if anyone knows if this is, in fact, a tactic that staffing firms use.