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.
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.
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
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.
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?
To what end? Think.......OK stop now I don't want you to hurt
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
Good luck guys.
Paul Thomas wrote:
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.
Paul Thomas, CPA
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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