Help with job dilemma

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: Should FI also apply for the job directly?
    Yes, its in your best interests : (9 votes)
    69 %
    No, its a bad idea : (4 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
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    406 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I would just contact the recruiter, tell him you (FI) were on the company’s website to learn more about them & he noticed that the position was advertised on the site. See what the recruiter says, maybe he’s just been busy & hasn’t been able to get back to your FI yet.

    Post # 4
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    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    For legal reasons in some areas, companies must post a job publicly even if they have an internal candidate in mind.  I wouldn’t read into the job being on the company’s site.  If the recruiter knows that the company usually looks in-house first, the recruiter probably has a relationship with HR there, so I would continue to work through them.  Just have you FI mention he saw the job on the company’s site and ask again about when he should apply.

    Post # 5
    Member
    441 posts
    Helper bee

    I think it’s fine to apply directly.

    The recruiters may have a bone to pick with the company for going around them to make the offer in the first place, but not with your FI – it’s not his responsibility to look after the recruiters’ interests against the companies he’s trying to get a job from.

    Post # 7
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    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @FauxBoho:  How quickly can the recruiter get back to your FI?  Can your FI call them?  My only concern is that going through the recruiter might help get his resume into the interview pile, rather than be passed over for 50 other identical resumes.  If the recruiter can’t get back to you within an hour or two, then he should apply.

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