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    Anyone used Bench Direct?

    Yes I did try a search before posting this.

    I was called by an agent today for a potential role after he found my CV on one of the job sites. The gig sounds good and is outside IR 35 so I confirmed I wanted to be put forward.

    An hour later he calls back again saying I should setup a profile on bench.direct and they will submit that instead of my CV.

    The agency isn't one I have heard of before but googling them they seem legit... I don't know if both are connected in some way or not.

    Is this "too good to be true" or is anyone out there getting success from Bench Direct?

    TIA
    This default font is sooooooooooooo boring and so are short usernames

    #2
    Never heard of it but there is no contract sorry.

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      #3
      well digging around I found the address for Bench Direct and the agency was the same and the same person owns both.

      It is also very new.... there are just a handful of profiles on there already.

      As to whether the role is real or not.... they have given me the name of the client. only one way to find out for sure!
      This default font is sooooooooooooo boring and so are short usernames

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        #4
        Rather an unfortunate name for an agency that.
        'CUK forum personality of 2011 - Winner - Yes really!!!!

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          #5
          Originally posted by northernladuk View Post
          Rather an unfortunate name for an agency that.
          Exactly what I was thinking!

          If you've got a client name that suggests something may actually exist but take the outside IR35 status with a pinch of salt until you've seen proof

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            #6
            Originally posted by northernladuk View Post
            Rather an unfortunate name for an agency that.
            that isn't the agency name, though the parent company of the agent owns the website.
            This default font is sooooooooooooo boring and so are short usernames

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              #7
              Well the role seems to be pukka I have been sent a proper looking JD with client name branding on it!
              Now awaiting IR35 status, and my CV was sent regardless of registering on Bench Direct so it's not a scam after all.
              This default font is sooooooooooooo boring and so are short usernames

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                #8
                Originally posted by MPwannadecentincome View Post
                Well the role seems to be pukka I have been sent a proper looking JD with client name branding on it!
                Now awaiting IR35 status, and my CV was sent regardless of registering on Bench Direct so it's not a scam after all.
                Good to know. It's hard to tell with so many fly by nights

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by MPwannadecentincome View Post
                  Well the role seems to be pukka I have been sent a proper looking JD with client name branding on it!
                  Now awaiting IR35 status, and my CV was sent regardless of registering on Bench Direct so it's not a scam after all.
                  If its a job description I wouldn't be holding your breath for a favourable IR35 result...
                  'CUK forum personality of 2011 - Winner - Yes really!!!!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by northernladuk View Post
                    rather an unfortunate name for an agency that.
                    ha ha ha ha ha.

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