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Author Name: anon
Disadvantages: too many to list
I left my registration feeling completely let down and had been made to feel like dirt throughout the entire meeting.
After booking to register that week, a male consultant called me to say he believed my CV matched a job he had and that he had sent it forward to the employer; with confidence that I would get an interview.
Upon arriving I was met by a girl who began going through my CV with me (all the time looking me up and down) during which the consultant who had given me the call arrived.
Before even seating himself he demanded to know if we had dicussed my unrelated university degree (Dance), looking down his nose at the subject area the entire time - I am sure someone so small minded does not account for the amount of commitment the course takes including, physical and theoretical work, seminars, performances, lectures, rehearsal periods (often long evening hours) and business modules as well as working part time.
He wanted to know why I was not working in this field - to which I explain many graduates do not acutally work in their related field straight away and that my sales and marketing experience and interestes were therefore more important to gain a steady career and a living, as opposed to a dance artist, which would be more of an evening/weekend freelance venture.
After reading other reviews on Hays Recuriting I have to say I completely agree with one persons option that they were:
"Arrogant, rude and inconsiderate and a very thin line tantamount to bullying knowing the economic climate and the necessity for work. It seems the applicants are there for the agency and not the other way around"
I felt backed into a corner as I had simply come to register and was being bullied into explaining my life and education choices, within an interview situation.
They also demanded to know why I felt someone at my level would justify asking for a slightly higher salary than my current - It does not take much sense to think that anyone moving up the career ladder would ask for a little more...?
The rude male consultant (after grilling me) abruptly stated that my CV had been rejected anyway and that I would not match the field due to graduate competition.... why I ask would they not recognise this before I spend money on travelling to attend? Is this not within their job description to match a candidate to their clients specifications?
He then left without a care in the world and left the female consultant finish up, to whom I asked to bear me in mind, but that I could clearly see I was not right for their books. I also refused her business card which she begudgingly pushed across the table.
I left angry, upset and shocked.
I have since found an agency in Bristol who are the complete opposite of the "service" I experienced and that are so bubbly, eager to help and efficient
Summary: shocking experience