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James Kirk in San Diego, CA

94 months ago

Happens every time I send these clowns a resume. No response, no interest, nada.

It would be one thing if I had no skills or experience, but the contrary is true.

Manpower-less is waste of your time, folks...

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James Kirk in San Diego, CA

94 months ago

One more thing. To be fair, the ignore comment is specifically for Manpower-less in San Diego, CA.

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TXatheist in Austin, TX in Austin, TX

94 months ago

James, depending on your skill set you may be sending it to the wrong office. Manpower has day/temp/physical/labor/admin positions and also a professional division. I actually went down to manpower, walked in and handed my resume to someone in my best suit and still didn't get called. It depends on your skill set, hourly requirement and what they have available. I'd send your resume and then call an hour later asking about jobs. Just be polite and persistant.

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James Kirk in San Diego, CA

94 months ago

Well, TXatheist, I do indeed send it to the correct office (at least the e-mail address supplied for a given job posting). Consequently, one must assume that one is sending a resume to the correct office.

As for traveling to a Manpower-less office, San Diego is too spread out to visit a MP-less office each time I apply. As for calling to follow-up, if you can actually get past the switchboard and actually locate the correct recruiter, maybe. I've tried calling, but again, no avail.

Every time I apply for a gig in San Diego, I never hear back from these clowns. So why even bother!

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Louis Rose in Clermont, FL

94 months ago

James Kirk is right. I only apply for positions where I comfortably meet or exceed their qualifications. When I call, they suggest I resend the resume and they will review it again. I believe these people want underqualified workers so they can underpay them.

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Get Real in Greenville, SC

94 months ago

Most likly you weren't qualifed.

Simple as that.

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Louis Rose in Clermont, FL

94 months ago

Get Real said: Most likly you weren't qualifed.
Simple as that.

Apparently you, like Man Power's agents, can't read very well. My post must have been to complicated for you to read.

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James Kirk in San Diego, CA

94 months ago

Get Real, get real would you. Chances are we are qualified professionals with credentials, experience, and skills. Chances are Manpower-less has not a clue about assessing not only job requirements but also qualified applicants.

I speak from experience because Manpower-less placed me at a gig similar to the gigs I now submit resumes for. The only difference now is my skill set is better, I have more experience, and am a better fit than when Manpower-less placed me.

So yeah, it MUST be a case of not being qualified. Let's all engage in apologetics for Manpower-less!

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Spock in Milwaukee, WI

94 months ago

Manpower is a $17 Billion year company that places more than 500,000 people a year in positions - even if you are very qualified, there still may have been someone more qualified.

I too speak from experience and the MP clients I have worked for were always looking for something specific in a candidate - and MP can not possibly call everyone that applies or sends a resume. They typically send the best qualified candidate.

If you previously worked for MP, you should call the office and make sure they are aware you are available. They have a called in available list they rely on first.

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James Kirk in San Diego, CA

94 months ago

Yet another homage to the original ST - nice!

Well, Spock, I've done exactly what you suggest. I've called a handful of times to remind MP-less they placed me previously, how my skill and experience fit the job description, and that I'm available.

Here's the interesting thing. I've applied for the exact same gig through Manpower-less and competing recruiters. On more than one occasion, the competing recruiter contacted me and got me an interview. Manpower-less, conversely, just could not be bothered.

I agree a recruiter should consider the most qualified and appropriate candidate(s) for any given gig. However, my experience with Manpower-less is that they ignore me no matter how good a fit I might be. Consequently, I simply don't bother applying with MP because there are many other responsive recruiters to choose from.

One final note. I now of other professional and talented folks in the San Diego area that have same experience with and opinion of Manpower-less.

Spock, we...must...not...fail!

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Spock in Milwaukee, WI

94 months ago

This is NOT a dig on you, but I wonder what your original assignment said about you? If they gave you a bad report for some reason, then MP's at fault for not being honest on why they will not place you?

Just a thought?

Like you said though, no one should consider MP or any service as their only avenue for employment, it is simply a tool, like Monster.com, ultimately it is your responsibility to find work for yourself and MP is another spoke in the wheel.

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James Kirk in San Diego, CA

94 months ago

Agreed, Spock. MP is but one tool in an arsenal of tools. I simply choose not to use MP in this regard. Perhaps because MP is such a behemoth (a $17 Billion year company that places more than 500,000 people a year), they're too big to provide the level of service smaller recruiting firms can and do provide. Just a thought.

As for me sucking (or not) at my MP gig, no offense taken and that's not the case. In fact, I use my former manager from the gig as a professional reference. Furthermore, this former manager has since moved to a different company and offered me a job. So I must not have sucked to the point that MP won't place me.

Go figure...

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Spock in Milwaukee, WI

94 months ago

In addition - to be logical - what gain would MP have of not placing you - they get paid only when you are working.

10,000 resumes mean nothing to them until 1 person goes to work with one of their clients. That is how they earn revenue, it's not personal, it's business.

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James Kirk in San Diego, CA

94 months ago

I understand the business aspect of recruiting and understand earned revenue. At one point, I worked for a recruiting firm doing contract law. Accordingly, I know the game and know it well.

My point is simply that MP in San Diego totally ignores my inquires for jobs that I am very well qualified for. By ignore I mean no response whatsoever. Not even a "thanks but not you" response. What makes it even worse is that I worked for MP for over two years. I did an excellent job for the company they placed me at and made a lot of money for MP in the process.

With that in mind, it is logical to think MP would be interested in placing me again. Had I left on bad terms, I would understand and expect the lack of response. However, the contrary is the case and hence my disappointment with MP.

Maybe it's just the San Diego office, maybe not. I do know that I applied for a job with the MP office in San Clemente, CA and got a PHONE CALL from a recruiter the same day. Turns out the rate was too low for me, but at least I got a call and a thank you e-mail.

No matter, of all the recruiting firms I've dealt with (including ones of comparable size and revenue), MP is the absolute least responsive. Like I said, there are many other recruiting firms to choose from. I simply choose not to use MP and post so others can make a more informed decision when choosing a recruiting firm.

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Louis Rose in Clermont, FL

94 months ago

I still say Mr. Kirk is right. If a person is not qualified for any reason, shouldn't MP let that person know they are not qualified and WHY? Instead they let that person keep sending in resumes wasting both their time and effort and the person sending in the application or resume as well. There could be some misprinted or false derogatory statements or comments keeping a good candidate from a potential job.

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Pound Of Flesh in Lincroft, New Jersey

93 months ago

Don't Forget! Manpower is just a meat market, that makes money off of desparate people who need work.

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BigRed in San Diego, California

93 months ago

I hope that you also realize Manpower is a business simply trying to maximize profit. They have what I call "teaser" jobs on all the usual websites like Monster.com. It's one really good job that is used to try and draw you in, so that a recruiter can ases you!
However you are not actually going into interview for that job!
They make money by placing you..anywhere...
But let's face it..the job market is saturated, and people with just a BA can basically wipe their ass with it! It's the new high school diploma!!

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Trevor Howenstine in Fort Wayne, Indiana

93 months ago

Hello all,

I am a search consultant specializing in IT placement for direct hire positions. There are two types of firms. The first is what I call resume shufflers. 90% of placement firms unfortunately fall into this catagory. They typically work with HR depatments and have no contact with the hiring athority. They will match your resume buzz-words with job description buzz-words, send your resume to the client and wait to hear back crossing their fingers. If they get a call, you get a call. HR departments get a number of resumes, they don't truly understand what you do. If you don't have the most buzz words or the right one HR looks to rule you out so they can only take what they perceive as the best fit to the manager. It is my experience that the unemployed, unqualified, and unhappy or bad attitudes have the time and energy to construct the most detailed buzz-word resumes. When managers get frustrated with this they hire me or firms like mine. Which brings me to the other type firms. I'll interview the hiring authority for an hour regarding the work, environment, etc. The same happens with the applicants. Feedback and interviews are immediate. Interview the firm before working with them ar sending them your resume.

Trevor Howenstine
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Kay in Washington, District of Columbia

93 months ago

I completely agree! Why advertise if you're not going to at least get back to people?

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DaMoose in San Diego, California

93 months ago

James Kirk, you are spot on with MP in SD. I don't even bother with them. If you pay attention, the same jobs are posted over and over. And yes, I qualify but get nothing from them. Why would I want to work for them? Instead, I spend my time researching directly on company websites for open positions. Good luck!

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Louis Rose in Clermont, Florida

93 months ago

Trevor, you just explained a lot ... of nothing. I (and I believe most people who come to this post) know what you people do. But just sit and let what we are truely saying about MP sink in. We are saying just what you have stated. So we agree that the personel responsible for conveying our resumes and applications to the appropriate department really don't know how to gather the information off the documents we send to send them to to the right department. It is kind of odd since we write on each resume/application the name of the position we are interested in.

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Trevor Howenstine in Fort Wayne, Indiana

93 months ago

Louis,

I was addressing the concern of never getting a call back, I also heard why do they advertise if they are not calling us.
Believe me they are calling people back. The paople the client wants to talk to based on the resume. They don't give feed back because they don't have feedback on the ones that are ruled out. The best way to battle the resume float is to work with a firm that represents people not resume's OR you can tailor each resume to each specific job description you apply highlighting their wants/needs. Firms such as MP are an extension of HR departments. That is two people looking to rule you out, the manager won't accept 100 resumes.

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T.K in Hatley, Wisconsin

93 months ago

I actually work at Manpower as a Staffing Specialist, I am one of the people that review resumes and determine who to call and what not. Most Manpower offices are super busy so the best recomendation I can have for you is to go directly to the office and bring your resume with because not only will you need to fill out an application you most likely will have to do some sort of training or testing too.
Also, like a previous poster commented Manpower does fill a variety of different positions and these positions come and go everyday. There is a possibility that the position you are sending your resume for is filled and they just are keeping it open to get more applications for future job openings. My best advice to you is to go into the office and talk to them. Face to face is always the best.

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James Kirk in San Diego, California

93 months ago

T.K., a couple of comments about your posting.

First, it reads like you place folks in temporary, light-industrial, or unskilled type positions. In this case, matching skills/experience on a resume with a job requirement is not so difficult. This is especially the case if the applicants have to be tested and/or trained to fill the position. The kind of jobs I'm talking about are for highly skilled, highly trained professionals filling consulting and contracting jobs. These are jobs that require a bit more finesse in matching resumes with job requirements, and do not require skills testing and training. In contrast to temp jobs, these positions usually don't fill in one day.

Second, like a previous poster, you suggest going in-person to a MP office and talk face-to-face. That might work in a small town like Hatley, WI with one maybe two offices. In a large town of two million plus people with several MP offices, you don't just go into the office and talk to them. First, you have to call and make an appointment (assuming you can get an appointment with the correct recruiter). Second, being a large metropolitan town, you have to drive long distances just to follow-up on the off-chance of talking to a recruiter.

You're comparing the proverbial apples and oranges with respect to types of jobs (staffing specialist vs. recruiter) and with respect to geography and population (2,000,000 people in San Diego, <500 people in Hately).

Totally different ballgame folks...

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bo joe in Saint Louis, Missouri

93 months ago

if you spend as much time actually going to places of employment you desire to work for and meeting with an actual person as you do complaining about manpower you would have a job already.

get a job!!!!!!!!!!!

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James Kirk in San Diego, California

93 months ago

bo joe -

Be nice or I'll drop my wallet on you and crush you! As luck would have it, I made so much money on Google stock, I don't really have to work. But I do work just to keep my wallet stocked with a crushing amount of money, baby.

So, bo joe, thanks for the advice and love!

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bo joe in Saint Louis, Missouri

93 months ago

captain kirk-

i did not mean to be offensive, just a little constructive criticism. about the google stock i guess even the sun shines on a dogs ass every once in a while.

good luck in the future

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PJ in Stamford, Connecticut

93 months ago

James Kirk said: Happens every time I send these clowns a resume. No response, no interest, nada.
It would be one thing if I had no skills or experience, but the contrary is true.
Manpower-less is waste of your time, folks...

I'm tired of sending these idiots my Resume also and no response and the job is still posted in your face....

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Spock in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

93 months ago

I would suggest, like a movie, some people love it and some people do not. Even though the movie is exactly the same, you can't make everyone happy.

Manpower is in the Fortune 200 for a reason - They do care and they do try hard and when you have 23,000 internal employees, you will no doubt have some non-responsive "bad eggs", but overall Manpower will do their best to find you a position - as I stated once before, that is the ONLY way they make money - not by placing ads and getting a bunch of resumes? There is no gain in that for them what-so-ever.

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James Kirk in San Diego, California

93 months ago

And there is part of the problem, Spock. Manpower-less is too big to offer the kind of response that other, smaller, agile recruiting firms offer.

Perhaps MP-less should stick to the temp/day-labor market and not bother with the high-skill contract and consulting market. IMHO, MP-less is applying temp/day-labor market tactics to skilled consulting positions. This is a problem because folks that have been doing contracting/consulting know other recruiting firms that will respond to inquiries.

So like a movie, I don't like MP-less and have thus proffered my review. Buyer beware!

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Commander Chakotay in Grand Rapids, Michigan

93 months ago

I agree with all the negative feeling regarding Manpower- I also am more than qualified for the positions I've been applying for but not even common professional coutesy from those yahoos! My sister has been in recruiting for many years and reports that Manpower in general is considered to be a bottom-of-the-barrel organization.

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Marketman in West Milton, Ohio

93 months ago

Rule #1 - Staffing agencies are in business for them - not you. As someone posted here they post really good jobs just to get you to send them a resume. This is sort of like the online job boards - they sell your resume to the staffing companies and HR departments. The number of available/current resumes is a sales tool to sell their services. The staffing industry is VERY competitive as there are something like 90,000 staffing agencies nationwide.

Rule #2 - Submit your resume via an online system only as a last resort. These systems take your information, lump you in a database along with everyone else, calculate desired traits via COMPUTER, and spit out results of what the software thinks are the best candidates. Sounds like an excellent way NOT to get hired. If it all possible do the research and find out who the decision maker is and send your resume to them via email.

Rule #3 - If you apply at a staffing agency that has the new "testing" systems (these systems are used as sales tools when they sell their services to the employers) you'd better make sure you do an excellent job on them as these test scores are then stored in the database with your resume. If you have a bad day or make a mistake you can forget about getting a job through that staffing agency for basically ever.

Conclusion:
Does any of this sound like they are interested in people? Sounds more like they are just using people to make money. My strategy is to not apply for any jobs from a staffing agency. My time is too valuable to waste it by lumping myself in a database with everyone else. If they can't take the time to review my resume do I really want to work there? If a large enough number of people stopped responding to staffing agencies things might change and the "human" part of "Human Resources" might return.

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ggeorgie

93 months ago

Marketman, very well said.

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Get Real in Greenville, South Carolina

93 months ago

What...an industry that is intrested in Money? The shame. The horror. Free Enterprise rears its ugly head...again.

Ok people...here is the deal...A recruitment firm/staffing company is a FOR PROFIT organization. Awful, I know.

If you are using a recruitment or staffing firm because you are needy and want someone to do all the work in finding a job for you...the you don't deserve to be called back...actually you deserve much worse, but that is a story for a different day.

Why you should use a recruitment or staffing firm...TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEIR CONTACTS AND RELATIONSHIPS with companies. Now if you have no skills and/or are not qualified...wait, so as not to hurt any feelings, if you are not the MOST qualified candidate and a recruiter doesn't send your resume, it's not personal it business. Yes, I said.

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T.K in Hatley, Wisconsin

93 months ago

I'm not sure why my area comes up as Hatley because I honestly have no idea where that is in WI, but anyway, to follow up... Our Manpower office does have a professional division and we do place many qualified individuals in high end positions. As a previous poster said, these positions do require some specific requirements and the only reason that you may not be getting called is because you lack in one area. You have to remember we are finding the best possible employees for our customers so we have to be picky.
Good Luck in your job search.

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Trevor Howenstine in Fort Wayne, Indiana

93 months ago

T.K.

Do you mean best possible resumes for your clients? Most of the best possible "employees" I've found for my clients did not have the best possible resume for the job.

Trevor

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Marketman in West Milton, Ohio

93 months ago

Get Real: "What...an industry that is intrested in Money? The shame. The horror. Free Enterprise rears its ugly head...again."

We are all here to make money. But the problem arises when you abuse people to do it. A very old fashioned and unfortunately (as of late) a very un-American idea. Lately it seems the American way is "Do unto others before they do unto you".

Get Real: "If you are using a recruitment or staffing firm because you are needy and want someone to do all the work in finding a job for you...the you don't deserve to be called back...actually you deserve much worse, but that is a story for a different day."

I agree. If the only effort you are willing to put forth is to apply for jobs online by the hundreds and hope for a call back then you do deserve what you get.

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James Kirk in San Diego, California

93 months ago

Apologetics for recruiters and Manpower-less aside, we're all off topic here. The point is Manpower-less ignores very qualified candidates in large, urban, metropolitan cities. Clearly, from some of the posts in this thread, Manpower-less does the same thing in other markets and to other people too.

Having worked for Manpower-less in the past, I should start a new thread discussing how unresponsive they were to my needs once placed in a consulting gig, and how they ignored ALL the consultants they placed at the same gig. They ignored me the entire 2+ years I worked for them!

Oh, the stories I could tell about MP-less after they placed me - none of them flattering - but that's another story.

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Recruiter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

93 months ago

I'm a recruiter that deals only with Direct Hire or Permanent Placements. The positions that I recruit for are highly skilled positions that require an applicant to have a certain proficiency for a particular job function or functions. When I place an ad, it is nothing for me to recieve 400+ resumes. My job is to review those resumes and choose those that most closely fit into what my client is looking for. Because I'm recruiting for 10-15 positions on a daily basis, I don't have very much time to respond to those applicants that do not meet the criteria for the position. The truth of the matter is that those applicants knew that they weren't qualified when they applied. It seems to me, that those applicants that are complaining about not hearing back should take control of thier career. You are simply clicking the "Apply" button, and hoping -- as if by magic -- that you'll land the job of your dreams. You have to actually work at it. Lets use Manpower as an example, since this is thier board. Have you considered calling them and bugging them until you get a response? Calling once and leaving a voice mail does not qualify as trying... especially since these offices are incredibly busy with walk-in candidates that are taking control of thier careers by being dressed appropriately, having a hard-copy of thier resume, and forcing a face-to-face meeting with the recuriter. Those are the people that are most likely to get place in the position that you applied for. Take a little initiative, you'll be surprised how far you go.

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Sweet Bippy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

93 months ago

Dear Recruiter-Boy, Why even post on the internet and have the "Apply" selection available if employers aren't taking these applications seriously?" Many corporations are using the job sites as self-serving advertisements to make themselves appear more prosperous. Many times job hunters end up being called by telemarketers rather than by Human Resources. Do you really think that the unemployed believe that "apply" means "magic" wand and the Dream Job Fairy Godmother is on the other end? How much initiative do you have as a recruiter? How many qualified people have you ignored because you didn't want to review all the resumes? What about all the applicants that are dismissed because they are "overqualified"? That word needs to be banished from the English language. Be a little less hard nosed, you'll be surprised at the great people you'll find.

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The Stationary Gnome in Cadiz, Ohio

93 months ago

All of these job boards are a JOKE! The only people who ever contact you are recruiters.

I posted my resume on Monster and Career Builder and reciever over 40 recruiter inquiries but not one inquiry from an actual employer.

Think about it, would an employer contact you and give up their bargaining power by appearing so eager? - NO!

Recruiters are only interested in making a fast buck. If you arn't the perfect candidate and overtly saleable, they move on. They are always lookin for that next "scalp" to can cash in on (and the sooner the better).

Also, they lie! Phoney ads, misrepresentation of authority and job descriptions...its very disgusting. I think the government needs to apply the truth in advertising laws to this sleeze-ball profession!!!

Recruiters are worse than car salesmen!!!

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dude in Springfield, Missouri

93 months ago

get a life, go for the job you know is there. Quit beating MP into the ground. Maybe you want too much money?

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phredd in Piqua, Ohio

93 months ago

Alot of companies use nothing but manpower and other agency's to find employee's.so we have to go thru them to try and get a job. from my experience and a few postings here it is hard to get your foot in the door at manpower. even after calling manpower and talking to recruiters i still can't get the first interview, they tell me i don't meet what they are looking for, i had to leave my last job for medical reasons after 18 years.

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Trevor Howenstine in Fort Wayne, Indiana

93 months ago

Gnome,

Wow! Do you work at the post office? Your response sounds like yopu have been out of work for quite some time and are very frustrated in your job search. Do you think that attitude comes accross to potential new employers in your interviews?

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sigg in Kimmswick, Missouri

93 months ago

I am only interested in "TEMP" work because I need an income while I interview and look for a job. Eight years ago, I was able to work pretty much full-time through staffing agencies. Well that was then and today, it seems as though they only want your resume. The agencies never have any work for you even if you have stellar test scores. Or if they have a job for you, its a permanent job that they need to place a body in and your not even a match for the job. Its frustrating for job hunters to have to put up with the crap that staffing agencies do to candidates. I don't rely on them to place me full time, I can do that on my own.

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Disgusted & done in Osseo, Minnesota

93 months ago

Spock - I'm curious as to how much you seriously make on an assignment with MP. The reason they are so "rich" is because they pick the person asking for less money - who wouldn't. But, do not advertise for "successful, good paying" positions if they are not available.

As people have stated, you are drawn into the company with a promise for a specific job posting - which does not exist - I was actually told as much from an MP recruiter when calling about a posted position (a very specific job description) - the recruiter must be new. How is this false position advertising possible? Isn't it false advertising? I hope this type of advertising becomes regulated at some point.

I agree with others who suggested going through Monster.com or other job sites as well as specific companies.

A couple things to share about my experiences: I was sent on an interview where I had no experience with certain computer applications. One recruiter called to ask if I had experience in a certain application - which I did and it was in my profile. I signed up for direct hire and decided temp would be fine until they found a direct-hire position - I was asked to come back in and register with the temp area of MP - do they read the resumes? Are they retarded and can't pull the information from one area to the next.

I'm happy I switched to other avenues of seeking employment and suggest that if you do apply at MP - expect to do a lot of paperwork, calling every day and ask for a low salary range.

Good luck!

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Browneyesmichelle - TX in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

93 months ago

James - The SanDeigo division is a Franchise. If you would like to complain to thier owners they most likely work their in the office.

James Kirk said: Happens every time I send these clowns a resume. No response, no interest, nada.
It would be one thing if I had no skills or experience, but the contrary is true.
Manpower-less is waste of your time, folks...

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Browneyesmichelle - TX in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

93 months ago

Louis Rose said: James Kirk is right. I only apply for positions where I comfortably meet or exceed their qualifications. When I call, they suggest I resend the resume and they will review it again. I believe these people want underqualified workers so they can underpay them.

We don't hire underqualified candidates, but we do hire to meet the clients needs. We not only look at hard skills, but soft skills as well. When you apply online your resume goes to a general email box. Not every office looks at those resume's. Also the postings stay listed for several months even after the job has been closed. We are working on this issue.

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You said it....not me in Osseo, Minnesota

93 months ago

Browneyesmichelle - TX said:
We don't hire underqualified candidates, but we do hire to meet the clients needs. We not only look at hard skills, but soft skills as well. When you apply online your resume goes to a general email box. Not every office looks at those resume's. Also the postings stay listed for several months even after the job has been closed. We are working on this issue.

You can apply online with employers - they too will send your resume into a general email box - why use a recruiter - I thought the recruiting agency had a contact and/or contract with certain employers - isn't that why we see advertisements that SEEM geared toward a particular company?

If your agency has been in business for years and years, how come the outdated listing problem has not be solved? This sounds a bit unprofessional - maybe you should recruit someone who could aid your company in this unfortunate oversight.

I believe if recruiting offices had to report publicly as to actual job postings to hiring of this position, the ads would ring a bit truer.

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Your comment says it all in Osseo, Minnesota

93 months ago

Recruiter said: I'm a recruiter that deals only with Direct Hire or Permanent Placements. The positions that I recruit for are highly skilled positions that require an applicant to have a certain proficiency for a particular job function or functions. When I place an ad, it is nothing for me to recieve 400+ resumes. My job is to review those resumes and choose those that most closely fit into what my client is looking for. Because I'm recruiting for 10-15 positions on a daily basis, I don't have very much time to respond to those applicants that do not meet the criteria for the position. The truth of the matter is that those applicants knew that they weren't qualified when they applied. It seems to me, that those applicants that are complaining about not hearing back should take control of thier career. You are simply clicking the "Apply" button, and hoping -- as if by magic -- that you'll land the job of your dreams. You have to actually work at it. Lets use Manpower as an example, since this is thier board. Have you considered calling them and bugging them until you get a response? Calling once and leaving a voice mail does not qualify as trying... especially since these offices are incredibly busy with walk-in candidates that are taking control of thier careers by being dressed appropriately, having a hard-copy of thier resume, and forcing a face-to-face meeting with the recuriter. Those are the people that are most likely to get place in the position that you applied for. Take a little initiative, you'll be surprised how far you go.

By you stating "you don't have enough time" says it all. People who apply with recruitment agencies are led to believe these agencies do most of the work for them - why would anyone sign up at a recruiting office to MAYBE get a job where the recruiting office gets paid? Isn't that WHY you get paid? I continually contacted Manpower -I am well qualified. Joke. By the way - spell check "thier"

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