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How can I get past a recruiter to get an interview?

On several occasions the recruiter has told me that she will call me back to set up an interview. I never received a call. She blamed this on a Manager not returning her pages. However, this same manager has always been prompt in returning my pages.

Asked By: jeannieejenkins - 6/21/2006
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
You don't really "get past" a recruiter typically. What they do is that they forward your resume to companies that might be interested. It's similar to you mailing your resume to the company except that it might be slightly more directed if the company hired a recruiter... More
Answered By: Arbitrage - 6/21/2006
Additional Answers (8)
Perhaps contact another recruiter.
Answered By: paintedrain2 - 6/21/2006
 
I wish that I knew myself. I'll be reading the replies to find the answer.
Answered By: MrsDebra1966 - 6/21/2006
 
See if the recruiter will take you to the manager or call the manager yourself
Answered By: pistolpete797@yahoo.com - 6/21/2006
 
Contact the recruiter's manager/boss and communicate your frustration in a calm and prefessional manner. NO EMOTION and no blame... More
Answered By: anirbas - 6/21/2006
 
Put on something nice and show up in person. This shows that you are SERIOUS about the interview. It's harder for them to "blow you off" if you're standing in the office. If you don't get anywhere the first visit, "pop in" every 3-4 days.
Answered By: brianpav - 6/21/2006
 
Ok, several issues... More
Answered By: MTGurl - 6/21/2006
 
I assume you are trying to get a job at a big company. Write to their "Investor Relations Dept" and request a copy pf their annual report. This will give you an overview of the company including the names of specific individuals whom you might contact directly. Most important, read the report carefully so that you can... More
Answered By: paul_design - 6/21/2006
 
Recruiters are usually looking for people with a lot of corporate or large office experience. She may be blowing you off or just incompetent. Try to find another.
Answered By: composertype - 6/21/2006
 
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