Rude Recruiter? Should I continue to apply?

posted 1 week ago in Career
Post # 2
81 posts
Worker bee

mg8301 :  Are you an intern/co-op student now?

Confused about how your a student and an employee at once.. and also interview well? What did you interview you for if your a student.. how old are you.


Post # 3
592 posts
Busy bee

I would apply. I don’t think a short interview is always a bad thing. I know I pad meeting times out in my calendar in case they run over (case in point I had a 20 minute meeting this morning that was scheduled for 45 minutes).

It sounds like you like your current company, and the opportunities for growth are there.

Schedule those shadowing positions and follow up! Show her you took the initiative.

Good luck!

Post # 4
13842 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You aren’t going to work with the recruiter after you get hired. If you like the job, I don’t see why you would let her put you off from it. 

Post # 6
289 posts
Helper bee

mg8301 :  Short doesn’t mean bad, and I doubt the recruiter alone will be making the final decision, so I would absolutely apply and go through the interview process.

You mentioned that this role won’t actually be open for a couple of months and she suggested you do some shadowing, perhaps she was trying to help you by having you get some hands on experience prior to going through the interview process once they start officially interviewing for the open internship?

It doesn’t sound like you have much to lose, so I don’t know why you are questioning this based off of a ten minute conversation. 

Post # 7
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

mg8301 :  I think you should definitely apply, 3 months at your current pay while you try out the new role sounds good. The recruiter was probably trying to help you, telling you to shadow so you have an idea of how things work/what the job entails.  They are probably used to hiring fresh, keen, young college grads, you may need to prove that you arent just ‘sharon from sales’ or whatever role you hold now.

Post # 8
1546 posts
Bumble bee

I would apply.

Our recruiters screen candidates to see if they are a high-level fit for the position.  If the candidate isn’t a good fit, they never move forward to an interview with the hiring manager.

Post # 9
887 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

I would apply and show them you’re serious about the role.

I work in the IT department at a large company, and we quite routinely get people from other departments approaching us and saying they want to transfer to working in IT, and can we help. Of all of them, we’ve had precisely zero who followed through and actually made an attempt to get a job here. 

Im absolutely not saying that’s what you’d do, I’m just saying it’s one of those industries which attracts a lot of interest, so you’re probably not the first to approach the recruiter with a request like this. I think her advice was good, and would show you’re serious, and applying for the job would do the same.

Good luck bee!

Post # 10
4727 posts
Honey bee

Why would you cut your nose off to spite your face?  So you’re just not going to apply for a position at a company you already work for because you don’t like a woman you wouldn’t have to work with who actually gave you advice on how to proceed?

Would you have rather she just scheduled you for 10 minutes?  As someone who is involved in a lot of interviews and training sessions for my office, they almost never last the full time.  You book the maximum amount of time it could take if there are lots of questions the other person could have or the max time you are willing to give, but usually the only ones that take the full time are the ramblers who just talk endlessly.  It’s the rule of underpromising and over delivering – everyone would rather get out a little early than run over and have booked subsequent things that now get thrown off schedule. 

It’s probably a combination of a) her being really efficient at her job, b) there doesn’t even seem to be an open position for you now so she’s probably more concerned about tasks that are taking priority on her desk now, not an internship two months down the road, and c) the fact that you contacted her, not the other way around with her recruiting you, so she is likely squeezing you in for a courtesy meeting in an already full schedule.

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