I applied for a job that Aerotek was advertising and heard nothing. When I called them regarding the position they said it was taken, I then had a friend call and ask about the job and they asked HIM (I am female), if he could interview that day!
I called them again and when I asked why they told my MALE friend that the job was open and ME, a female, that it was taken, they hotly denied any sexism was involved! And yes, I was more qualified than my male friend.
I am completely soured on all employment and recruiting agencies.