Robert Half Staffing Agency-Do those jobs really exist?

I gave up on Robert Half Staffing company after trying for 15 years. Over last 15 years I have submitted my resume probably 10 to 12 times to different recruiting agents of Robert half. I created account on
line at their web site and posted my credentials many times. I never received a single feed back from them. Never received any call. enquiry, email from Rober Half. I am not sure what I am doing wrong? When I search job in the career sites, I find Robert half all over the places. Do these jobs advertised by Robert Half really exist? I wonder what it takes to get interview opportunities through Robert half. I also wonder how many minority candidates had luck with Robert half.
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Through my career, over the span of 20years, I have submitteed many a resume to Robert Half for positions posted specifically. I had the qualifications for the positions posted. First I stopped responding to ads that did not list the name of the recruiter. I responded to two different guys, during the same week.
Both called me for a brief phone interview. The first to call said that I was in their database assigned to him, he would be my contact for any positions I might see advertised for Robert Half. When the second called about his job posting, I mentioned my phone call from the first. He confirmed the process they used.
When I did the face to face interview, the recruiter was demeaning. I never got an interview. I had responded to an ad for a Property Accountant, non-degreed since I have an associate only. In the face to face I was told I would never really get such a position. I was setting my goals too high. The job continues to be posted weekly. One of the things he mentioned was that I would need to take their advanced accounting test in order to be marketable. I scored an 86, the location average was 68.
In talking with a senior recruiter with the Texas Workforce Commission, I was told many of these jobs are "chinese-jobs". This is a term they use to denote that they are not real jobs. The employer has sponsored a person from a foreign country. But he has to periodically post the job for a US citizen/resident to apply. The employer has no interest in filling the job. I have chatted with lots of other people who have had the same experiences with Robert Half. TK
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Not supprised. Roughly the same experience. Most folks fail to understand it is a sales organization rather than a staffing firm and behaves as such. They are what they are and you just have to accept that.
I have not heard of the "chinese-jobs" angle before but I am not supprised. Last I heard the curret RH makes most of its revenue off of its Accountemps division.
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I tend to agree, most of the recruiter jobs are really listings to attract resumes.
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If so, then to what end?
What would their purpose BE for collecting them?
Some off the wall fetish?
If there are other jobs, besides those specifically posted, that they might contact someone about, what harm or foul occurred?
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To what end? Think.......OK stop now I don't want you to hurt yourself.
More resumes is like newspaper subscriptions. The more they have the larger their database of candidates but candidates don't pay the bills right. Their clients do, the employers. With a larger database the better the story they can tell to prospective and current clients and that equals more jobs they are engaged to fill. they're able to day we have what you need.
Don't you guys understand the least bit about how to run a business? How to sell?
An accounting firm with no clients...hard to get them.....an accounting firm with lots of big clients (or whatever type you want) the better the story you can tell about your firm the easier it is to acquire new customers.
Good luck guys.
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So then, they do have jobs that need to be filled.
That they don't have as many jobs as they have resume's isn't surprising. I just filled a position in my firm, from maybe 50 resumes that were sent, one position was filled.
And I didn't have to go global with the want ad.
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I read the other reply you received and to both you you ARE YOU NUTS?!?!?! Of course Robert Half is for real. I've had many replies from them (in Canada) by both telephone and e-mail and I've been on interviews with both Robert Half and their clients.
To put things into perspective for you. 1. They are one of the largest recruiting companies in the world with offices in many countries 2. Unfortunately a certain amount of resume farming goes on and yes it's a big pain in the a$$ but what to you expect from an industry full of bottom feeders.
Happy job hunting
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