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Double applied with a recruiter, recruiter said I was rejected but company contacted me for interview. What should I do?

If you applied on your own before the recruiter submitted, you are just fine. You don't need to inform the recruiter. What the recruiter is really saying, is that the company will not be considering ...
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How to let a recruiter know you're not seriously considering another job but you are exploring your options

Somewhat controversial answer: What an appropriate way to broach this with a recruiter? You don't. You go all in and interview like you do really want the job. A few reasons why: The point of your ...
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Shall I trust my recruiter?

If the recruiter said that they did not have an open opportunity for you from company Y, and you got the communication from the company Y for interview, then it is clear that Y is responding to your ...
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Is it ethical to apply directly for a job after a recruiter declines to submit you for the role?

Why wouldn't it be ethical? You have no legally or morally binding agreement or contract with the recruiting company or the client company. If you want to reach out to the client company directly then ...
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Received a job offer, but recruiter is behaving unprofessionally

Reach out to the hiring manager directly. The recruiters are just a means to an end: they are working on behalf of the hiring manager. Corporate recruiters have only a limited stake/interest in you ...
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Should I ask the recruiter for more details if part of job posting is unclear to me?

In situations like this should I ask the recruiter to explain the details of the requirement? Yes. It is reasonable to ask.
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How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one?

How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one? He's needs to know if I have a car. I don't currently, but if the jobs a good fit I have no ...
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My interviewer has a serious legal offense charge, and I'm not sure the company knows. What should I do?

I've been part of something like this, telling an organization that they have someone representing them who is on the sex offender list. While some firms immediately part ways with the person, not all ...
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Received a job offer, but recruiter is behaving unprofessionally

I have been in the situation where the recruiter wasn't clear about the details, so I asked them to send me the contract. The contract should contain everything you need to know in terms of ...
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Is it ethical to apply directly for a job after a recruiter declines to submit you for the role?

TL;DR: Ethics don't come in to it. You have no contract or agreement with the recruiter, and nothing to lose by making a direct application. They made their choice when they passed on you. As an ...
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Should I ask the recruiter for more details if part of job posting is unclear to me?

I'm writing this with respect to consulting firms, but this may apply in some ways to corporate recruiters as well. You can indeed ask for more details, but don't expect them to really know what you'...
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My interviewer has a serious legal offense charge, and I'm not sure the company knows. What should I do?

Is there anything wrong with handling the situation in this way? This isn't your concern other than how it relates to whether or not you want to work at this company. Is there a better way to bring ...
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How to let a recruiter know you're not seriously considering another job but you are exploring your options

"I'm comfortable with my job, but I'm exploring my options". This is all you have to say. You are not the only one. For challenging positions, your recruiter probably has a table of 30-100 ...
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My interviewer has a serious legal offense charge, and I'm not sure the company knows. What should I do?

If you are not comfortable working along this person, it's fine you can withdraw your application. This person was caught, tried, convicted. He has therefore paid his debt to society and is trying to ...
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Shall I trust my recruiter?

recruiter had another exciting opportunity for me at a start-up doing sort of the same thing - they had already passed my CV on Based on this alone, you should not trust this recruiter - a recruiter ...
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How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one?

"Also the job is 100% onsite" That job might still require you to visit multiple sites. The question are: how many days a week will it be needed? How many miles a day? If all the sites are ...
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How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one?

"I have access to a vehicle" Which is not a lie - you do, you can buy one.
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Shall I trust my recruiter?

Should I trust my recruiter? No
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Received a job offer, but recruiter is behaving unprofessionally

Perhaps the recruiter was genuinely busy and just trying to gather some critical information. I would contact recruiter B and request a follow up meeting, as you still have some unanswered questions. ...
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Have I made myself unhirable?

I already started looking for a job and landed a few interviews. That's good. It means your resume looks fine. But I am having trouble clearing them. If your resume is fine that this typically ...
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How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one?

Do some recruiters delete their accounts and recreate them periodically? The scam ones do. And this whole thing sounds like a scam, you've said yourself that this doesn't add up. I would double check ...
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Shall I trust my recruiter?

In this situation, I would guess that: The recruiter sent your CV along to that company that you want to work for; They were interested, and noticed that you had already applied to them directly. ...
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How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one?

In the US, 'do you have a car/do you have reliable transportation' is often a gatekeeping question - if you don't actually need a car for the job, then this question is just weeding out people who ...
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Is it ethical to apply directly for a job after a recruiter declines to submit you for the role?

Yes, it's perfectly ethical. The ethical problem with applying directly to a position you heard about through a recruiter is that if you get the position, you've taken the information they gave you ...
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Received a job offer, but recruiter is behaving unprofessionally

I would simply send an email and/or a voicemail message to both recruiters saying something like, "...As much as I want this job, I cannot sign the offer letter until all my questions concerning ...
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Shall I trust my recruiter?

Is it just a coincidence that I received an invitation for an interview the same day I talked with the recruiter and a month after my application was sent? Yes, that is very likely to be just a ...
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Requesting C level executive for considering a recruitment drive

Don't waste your time. They're not hiring, and whatever the influencers on TikTok may have you believe, C-suite execs don't see a message from an entry level candidate and think "oh yes, this ...
Philip Kendall's user avatar
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Is it ethical to apply directly for a job after a recruiter declines to submit you for the role?

What is sadly common, at least in Australia, is that a company will advertise a job and recruiters will try to supply candidates, even if the company has not engaged their services. So the reason for ...
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Leaving a role after a short period when you're not happy

A lead really shouldn't be able to complain about "role is underwhelming due to not being busy and a lack of technical maturity"... because you're responsible for both of these items. Are ...
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My interviewer has a serious legal offense charge, and I'm not sure the company knows. What should I do?

If company personnel fail my due diligence checks I just write them off. There is no point in stirring trouble. It's not your company. If you think you can say anything to HR and remain anonymous, ...
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