I have never worked with a 3rd party recruiter before for job search. So I am unsure whether I am dealing with a normal process.
I talked to him on the phone after he contacted me on LinkedIn. We chatted a little about my credential, he then asked what my expected salary would be. I first refused as I would like to understand the position more. He pushed very hard, so I eventually gave him a range from 80k to 110k. He then proposed "how about 100k plus benefit, can you accept that?".
I got clarification from him that the position he was offering was a permanent staff position under their client's payroll. I then received a few documents which I would need to sign before going into the interview. These included a pre-interview agreement with clauses such as:
If CANDIDATE is selected for the position, the CANDIDATE agrees to the following terms:
Annually rate agreed upon for this position is $100K/Annum. + Benefits all-inclusive.
Once an offer is accepted by CANDIDATE, the CANDIDATE shall be available for work on behalf of XXX(redacted the recruiting company name) no later than__10____business days after the offer is accepted. CANDIDATE acknowledges that the actual start date will be determined by Client.
It appears to me that if I sign I would be (a) agreeing on the salary for a job I have not yet interviewed for, and (b) working for the XXX recruiting company 10 days after the offer is accepted until the actual start date???
Appreciate any feedback on whether this is legit, and if not, what a "normal" process would be.
Thanks a lot.