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Is it appropriate to contact the sister company of my recruiter for jobs?

  • 13-07-2022 5:39pm
    Registered Users Posts: 7

    I contacted a recruiter for job prospects as my current contract is about to finish. I told the agent that I am open to work outside of my county and that I want her to represent me (since she's been very professional and did all her best to get me a job before) for a job vacancy in a company located in Leinster region. She, however, stated that it is outside of her jurisdiction and that their sister company handles the Leinster region. She advised that I would need to get in contact with other consultants about jobs in the area but didn't give the clear go ahead that I should contact other agencies.

    Is it appropriate or not to contact the sister company? In all honesty, I'd prefer to move out of my area for personal reasons-- to spread my wings. I was already interviewed last week for a job in Dublin but they got back to me and said I didn't get it. I am also still waiting for the results on my second interview for a different company which is also outside my place. Although, I am still keeping my options open in my local area and still applied for local jobs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,109 ✭✭✭✭Mrs OBumble

    She knows you're looking in other areas: contact them. (Disappointing that she didn't recommend someone to you, but ya get that. )

  • Registered Users Posts: 7 X Army

    I guess it is because I didn't tell my recruitment agent that my personal preferernce is to move out, now that I have more experience under my belt. Last time we talked, was that I was significantly less experienced and I was desperate for work even outside my hometown. I am experienced now but not quite there yet with what employers in my field are looking for. So, my recruiter must have thought that I am just still desperate for jobs, when I mentioned I applied for jobs outside the county.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,900 ✭✭✭Former Former Former

    Recruitment agents work for the employers and if there's no commission at the end of it, they (correctly) won't lift a finger. You don't owe her anything so look out for yourself.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,023 ✭✭✭stargazer 68

    OP you should be registered with multiple agencies imo. Contact ones in the area you want to work and send them your cv.

  • Registered Users Posts: 394 ✭✭anglesorangles

    Jaysis man recruiters can often be slimy bastids , i would have no qualms about using a few of them.

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