Post # 1
My Fiance is currently working with recruiters in Australia to get a job before he leaves his current job in Canada. He is quite high up so it’s not any old job. Two companies have been very helpful, with a Skype intro, phone calls to discuss upcoming roles and emails keeping him in the loop with progress. It’s been great but nothing has come of it yet.
One of them called on Monday to say the perfect job has just opened up and could they forward FI’s resume. The job is so perfect for Fiance, pays great, exactly what he wants. The only issue is that the company said they prefer to source candidates internally themselves before going out of home (meaning they want to explore their own options before paying recruiters).
Fine we understand.
Well we went onto the companies website this morning and noticed they are advertising the role. I assumed sourcing internally meant they were looking for someone already working for the company but I guess it means they will advertise themselves first. He really wants to apply directly but I’m not so sure.
Problem is Fiance really wants this role but doesn’t want to screw over the recruiter & shoot himself in the foot. We will need the recruiters help in the future if this role doesn’t pan out plus it’s really bad form to take this commission from them. On the other hand we want to do what is best for us and what’s best if Fiance getting the job.
What to do???
Post # 3
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
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 Fiance mention he saw the job on the company’s site and ask again about when he should apply.
Post # 5
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 Fiance – it’s not his responsibility to look after the recruiters’ interests against the companies he’s trying to get a job from.
Post # 6
@TGold: @stargazer102706: @4cube: ok new problem. I just found the job posting on a public site, not just their own internal site so they are really looking themselves. I now think he should apply direct. Perhaps it’s not the best idea but I feel its not good to just hope they have a relationship with the recruiter.
Post # 7
@FauxBoho: How quickly can the recruiter get back to your FI? Can your Fiance 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.