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Consequences of being submitted to a client by two agencies

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    #11
    It happened to me as a hiring manager. I took that one that got to me first. The second agency threatened the candidate with legal action. So I called them. And told the agenty they'd just got themselves on my "do not do business with" list.

    "Anything I can do to prevent that?" said the agent
    "No". said I. And hung up.

    I didn't take the candidate. He was crap.

    (Don'r F... with ex-contractors. They are quick to anger and not very subtle).
    Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!

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      #12
      Originally posted by NotAllThere View Post
      It happened to me as a hiring manager. I took that one that got to me first. The second agency threatened the candidate with legal action. So I called them. And told the agenty they'd just got themselves on my "do not do business with" list.

      "Anything I can do to prevent that?" said the agent
      "No". said I. And hung up.

      I didn't take the candidate. He was crap.

      (Don'r F... with ex-contractors. They are quick to anger and not very subtle).
      Not too worried about legal action, I don't have a contract with either agency

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        #13
        Originally posted by NotAllThere View Post

        Don'r F... with ex-contractors. They are quick to anger and not very subtle
        I've noticed.

        Every time an agency has tried to be tulipty, if there is an ex-contractor involved in hiring me for the role they have back tracked....
        "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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          #14
          Originally posted by silent bob View Post
          Preferred supplier agency got in touch about a role.
          In 9 out of 10 cases they lie about the fact that they are preferred supplier. Ask for proof if they claim that.

          I've been double submitted a couple of times and that's always because one (or more) of the agencies refused to give the end client's name.

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            #15
            Happened to me years ago.

            Agent asked about me working somewhere, I agreed and he put me forward. Heard nothing.
            6 weeks later another agent phoned about a roll which sounded good and he put me forward. Interviewed and it all went well and they were going to make an offer.

            Original agent phoned, apparently it was the same roll. I did not care as it was the second one who actually got me the interview.

            Apparently both agents threatened legal action and the client binned me and went with someone else as they could not be bothered with the hassle.
            "He's actually ripped" - Jared Padalecki

            https://youtu.be/l-PUnsCL590?list=PL...dNeCyi9a&t=615

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              #16
              Originally posted by MyUserName View Post
              Happened to me years ago.

              Agent asked about me working somewhere, I agreed and he put me forward. Heard nothing.
              6 weeks later another agent phoned about a roll which sounded good and he put me forward. Interviewed and it all went well and they were going to make an offer.

              Original agent phoned, apparently it was the same roll. I did not care as it was the second one who actually got me the interview.

              Apparently both agents threatened legal action and the client binned me and went with someone else as they could not be bothered with the hassle.
              How did the original agent know that you had been interviewed for the role?
              "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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                #17
                Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
                How did the original agent know that you had been interviewed for the role?
                It was a few years ago, I cannot remember the details. I remember we were talking about it on the phone (I was young, foolish and overshared with agents!) but I am not sure why we ended up discussing it, possibly he had contacted the client to push his application forward and been told I was already on their system or something.

                I remember he was very interested in finding out whether the agent had said the client's name first or I had.
                "He's actually ripped" - Jared Padalecki

                https://youtu.be/l-PUnsCL590?list=PL...dNeCyi9a&t=615

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                  #18
                  Well the consequence turned out to be that I didn't hear back from either agency..

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                    #19
                    Originally posted by cannon999 View Post
                    Well the consequence turned out to be that I didn't hear back from either agency..
                    Was it? Did it become an issue where neither agent wanted to deal with it and you got dropped or is it that just neither agent contacted you again which is pretty common stuff.
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                      #20
                      Originally posted by northernladuk View Post

                      Was it? Did it become an issue where neither agent wanted to deal with it and you got dropped or is it that just neither agent contacted you again which is pretty common stuff.
                      Neither agent contacted me again. I was perfect for the role itself, I usually hear from 90% of the roles I apply for due to some niche skills but didn't hear back in this case.

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