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Previously on "Indian recruitment consultancies operating in the UK"

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  • PerfectStorm
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    I find it helps to block the numbers on your phone as you go, but it feels a bit like The Sorcerer's Apprentice

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  • Eirikur
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    Originally posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    How to tell an agent call is going to go terribly

    *ring ring*

    *answer*

    Hello?

    *pause*

    *sound of phone being taken off hook*

    ".....hellooooooo? I'm from InfoTekSysMegaTech Systems, am I speaking with Ms. PerfectStorm?"

    "Oh yes, I'm not looking for any jobs thank you"

    "OK... well in that case I have a new job opportunity in Edin-burg, are you interested in this job opportunity"

    After a while you get to know when a call isn't worth your trouble in the first 3 secs or so
    Edin-burg - England is how they usually day it

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  • Bluenose
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    Originally posted by CheeseSlice View Post
    J C Associates

    In recent years they've been spamming me from 100% indian named operatives. As recently as 2019 they had English named agents.
    Why do I think they're now an Indian agency? Some of them haven't even bothered to update their email signatures.



    I've swapped the agents name with a fake name. Everything else is real.
    I can confirm, after looking through my outlook search facility that this is correct. eteam appeared to be using an english random name generator and then from about mid-2021 the english names were dropped but the spam levels increased.

    Have a read of the google reviews of eteam - caveat emtor.......

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  • d000hg
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    Originally posted by malvolio View Post
    You think the guys working with the end client isn't well-spoken and credible then?
    Who knows. Not in my experience, and do you want to take that risk?

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  • PerfectStorm
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    Originally posted by eek View Post

    Yep - crap phone line quality is always the complete give away.
    oh yes. Crackly and delayed. Never a good sign.

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    How to tell an agent call is going to go terribly

    *ring ring*

    *answer*

    Hello?

    *pause*

    *sound of phone being taken off hook*

    ".....hellooooooo? I'm from InfoTekSysMegaTech Systems, am I speaking with Ms. PerfectStorm?"

    "Oh yes, I'm not looking for any jobs thank you"

    "OK... well in that case I have a new job opportunity in Edin-burg, are you interested in this job opportunity"

    After a while you get to know when a call isn't worth your trouble in the first 3 secs or so
    Yep - crap phone line quality is always the complete give away.

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  • PerfectStorm
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    How to tell an agent call is going to go terribly

    *ring ring*

    *answer*

    Hello?

    *pause*

    *sound of phone being taken off hook*

    ".....hellooooooo? I'm from InfoTekSysMegaTech Systems, am I speaking with Ms. PerfectStorm?"

    "Oh yes, I'm not looking for any jobs thank you"

    "OK... well in that case I have a new job opportunity in Edin-burg, are you interested in this job opportunity"

    After a while you get to know when a call isn't worth your trouble in the first 3 secs or so

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  • TheDude
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    Originally posted by eek View Post

    Because cheap, poorly skilled US and UK techs were the foundation of EDS / HP..
    Several EDS staff were escorted from site on my first job for being useless.

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  • kloos
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    I got a call last week from Hirexa stating to offer me a contract at a government based organisation in the UK but they need my ID within the hour. Alarm bells rang as it was clearly an Indian call centre. I do a bit of research and they are not on TrustPilot and there are a few posts saying scam company. They asked whether I could commute to the location on the south coast so clearly don't know the UK as I live in the NW. They called me back about 4 times trying to get my information and in the end I blocked the number.

    A few days later someone from the UK called stating to be from the same company. So I called the "government organisation" to check whether it was legit and they told me that they never use agencies to recruit staff and always recruit using the in-house team and that I wasn't the first person to call them with the same question that week. The UK based guy told me this was rubbish and showed me a screenshot of the email he sent to name@gov.uk so I search for the person on LinkedIn and he doesn't exist.

    Very tempting as the job sounded good, but too many suspicious links, so no thank-you.

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  • hgllgh
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    Originally posted by CheeseSlice View Post
    J C Associates

    In recent years they've been spamming me from 100% indian named operatives. As recently as 2019 they had English named agents.
    Why do I think they're now an Indian agency? Some of them haven't even bothered to update their email signatures.



    I've swapped the agents name with a fake name. Everything else is real.
    I get exactly the same. As if there isn't enough time wasting in job searching already these days.

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  • CheeseSlice
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    J C Associates

    In recent years they've been spamming me from 100% indian named operatives. As recently as 2019 they had English named agents.
    Why do I think they're now an Indian agency? Some of them haven't even bothered to update their email signatures.

    Greetings Cheeseslice,

    My name is Rajpal and I am a Sr. Technical Recruiter at eTeam Inc. eTeam Inc is a global contingency staffing firm servicing fortune 1000 clients across North America, Europe, and Asia. We have an excellent job opportunity with one of our clients.

    blah blah

    Sincerely yours,
    Rajpal
    Sr. Technical Recruiter
    eTeam Inc.
    rajpal@j-c-associates.co.uk
    I've swapped the agents name with a fake name. Everything else is real.

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  • Lance
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    Originally posted by quackhandle View Post
    Page 32 was last update from BigDataPro.

    qh
    this thread's a waste of time and should be retired.
    Along with 'state of the market'.

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  • quackhandle
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    Page 32 was last update from BigDataPro.

    qh

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  • hgllgh
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    Shouldn't this be a 'sticky' post with the main list of these time wasters on the first page so people can easily reference? That last list I believe was updated on page 26 of the post:-

    https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/...ing-uk-26.html

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  • quackhandle
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    Had a chap from Avance Consulting last week want my CV as they had a role that was perfect fit.

    I asked if it was freelance and outside IR35.

    No, he replied "it is permanent and INSIDE IR35 as well"

    Nasty, imagine the tax you'd be fleeced for?


    qh

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