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  • 30 September 2008

    UK Software Consultant Nightmare: The IT Recruiting Agents

    UK Software Consultant and Recruiting Agent

    Working as a .NET software consultant in UK, I spent ages with the IT recruiting agents on the phone and had suffered their tricks. So, in this post, I thought of educating my software consultant colleagues of the agents’ sneaky tricks and dodgy tactics.

    Recruiting agents, especially in the current credit crunch, are having less ‘productive’ work to do due to the reduced demands in the market, so they are spending more time wasting our “software consultants” time and resources rather than doing their actual role which is, obviously, recruiting!

    Below are some of their tricks, tactics and some commonly used phrases on the phone:

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