Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Recruitees Beware: AppleOne

I've been working very diligently on finding a job in Florida so hubby, dog and I can relocate from the tundra to a beachier clime. I have an unusual experience/skill set and am smack-dab in the middle of experienced manager and fresh-from-college: in other words, I'm in a position that a recruiter may have a better time finding me something than I could find myself.

Therefore, I was ecstatic when I found four, count them FOUR perfect-for-me jobs in Orlando that are through, you guessed it, AppleOne.com recruiters. So I followed their instructions, spending hours loading all the information into their website that you can find on my resume anyway (apparently a resume just isn't sufficient). Then I set up a mandatory interview at my local office.

Local office promptly called to tell me they only recruit for local jobs, and to get a job in Florida I'd have to contact the FLORIDA offices. Only you can't GET an interview in Florida if you AREN'T LOCAL. That's right folks, a monumental catch-22 that they don't bother to list on their website. Anywhere.

I wasted hours of my time, posted all my resume info on a website I no longer want it posted to, and argued with a stupid rep who insisted that NOBODY in the recruiter industry handles relocation positions. Bullshit honey, that's how most people with experience get jobs out of town: they go through recruiters. Get your facts straight before you lecture someone who clearly knows more about your job than YOU do. I'm still irked, and I'm waiting impatiently for them to pull my info from their site (which I requested she do immediately). If it's not off by the time I'm done with this post I'll send yet another strongly-worded email and call about the situation.

Ugh.

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