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Everything TF is true and it's a game of cat and mouse with agents but don't fall in to the trap of hating them and treating them like scum. That attitude will come over to the one guy that does have the potential to get you a gig and ruin the relationship.
Be aware of what they do, play them at their own game and just deal with it as part of the job. They don't give feedback, deal with it, you got the feedback you need. They put fake jobs up, annoying but it happens, deal with it. They will ask for references to gather leads before you have even been to interview, politely decline and put him in his place etc etc.
Contracting is about finding work, that is our skill. The bit at the client that you get paid for is the result of being a good contractor. Anyone can do that bit. A good contractor builds networks, handles people and knows what he is doing. A bad one just responds to job adds and moans like stink about agents and the process.
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