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Do recruitment consultants really need you to come down and register? Whats the best thing to say to them?

You know the story, you apply for a job and get a phone call from a recruitment consultant asking you to come in and register. You then go in and they don't mention the job at all, does everyone else get this. Whats the best way to decline but still get them to find work for you? Is it worth the effort of having to go in to get in with them or not? Any consultants opinion?

Asked By: Hally - 2/25/2008
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I had that happen to me more times than I care to recall. They place ads in the paper to "hook" resumes, then call everybody in for skills testing to get you signed up. The excuse they give you, if you ask about the job they advertised, is "well, you don't as much education as they want." or "well, they really wanted... More
Answered By: hr4me - 2/25/2008
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Yes..you need to register and get tested. They need to see what skills you have to send you out on interviews.
Answered By: VeggieDoodle - 2/25/2008
 
If you don't want to go in, they know you're not interested. Thank you, have a nice day.
Answered By: Barry auh2o - 2/25/2008
 
Not all of them require u to show up but since they called, u might just have to go, or else they'll feel you're not serious about getting a job. they need to acess u to know if u are fit [physically,intellectually, educational e.t.c] for the company they are going to send u to, their doing their own home work
Answered By: skinnybeauty - 2/25/2008
 
Hi. I worked in recruitment for a few years. Sure, they wanna see your skills applied in tests etc. but the two main reasons they want to see you have nothing to do with your skills...they have to do with your attributes... More
Answered By: Slightly Dark Francis - 2/25/2008
 
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