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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren_Test View Post
    As I said this one was 100% matching role and my last role was with their end client's number one competitor!
    So it wasn't an interview with an end client but with a bodyshop/consultancy
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    So it wasn't an interview with an end client but with a bodyshop/consultancy
    I remember one of the biggest consultancies on a telephone interview. The first thing they asked was "How old are you?"

    "We can't have old people managing this team."

    The interview lasted about fifty seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    So it wasn't an interview with an end client but with a bodyshop/consultancy
    Who may have just slotted in one of their own.

    This happens all the time.

    OP just move on, you seem to hovering around like a bird of prey above a rotting corpse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirrus View Post
    I remember one of the biggest consultancies on a telephone interview. The first thing they asked was "How old are you?"

    "We can't have old people managing this team."

    The interview lasted about fifty seconds.
    That's blatant ageism. You can sue them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy2 View Post
    That's blatant ageism. You can sue them.
    You need to be able to prove it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMarkyMark View Post
    Who may have just slotted in one of their own.

    This happens all the time.
    ^^^ This

    The only time contractors are used is when the consultancy can't find the right skills at all and will lose the contract if they don't find someone.

    If they have someone with half the skills who can be "developed" in that role and is acceptable to the client you don't get a look in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    ^^^ This

    The only time contractors are used is when the consultancy can't find the right skills at all and will lose the contract if they don't find someone.

    If they have someone with half the skills who can be "developed" in that role and is acceptable to the client you don't get a look in.
    Spot on.

    Funny....

    Have helped with plenty of that development

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    So it wasn't an interview with an end client but with a bodyshop/consultancy
    They are there every where these days..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren_Test View Post
    They are there every where these days..
    Yep and your job is to have some niche skills they need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy2 View Post
    That's blatant ageism. You can sue them.
    I'd take blatant ageism any day over the disguised version. Taking a day out, spending on train tickets, getting up in the very early hours to drive to Doncaster to catch the first train to Edinburgh to go for a f2f after a successful, long telephone interview only for everything to go magically silent - forever. Just one example.

    No blatant is a lot cheaper.
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