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    Am I being paranoid?

    I wanted to have a positive relationship with recruiters. I called to work with one. He looked at my stuff and said it was really good an he liked it. But he said he does not work in my kind of interactive field. So, he was fowarding my work to another recruiter in another state!

    I can't remember that ever happening to me with a recruiter before. I did get a few small jobs from this recruiting firm years ago.

    Might this recruiter be writing me off? Might I have gotten a bad reference?

    I am going to to have to just ask him!

    What do you think?

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    He's just not that into you - lol. It's possible that recruiter just doesn't have a need or doesn't have any experience in the field. It's not like there isn't a market for your skills, right? I'd say keep looking for the right one to work with. Good luck!
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    You can ask him and he can lie to you. If, as you suspect, he's trying to write you off, he may simply say "no, no way" but... how do you know if he tells the truth?

    I would not give it a second thought. If you haven't got a clue why he could have a bad reference about you, then I would simply keep in contact from time to time... you never know where work will come frome.

    These thing happen.

    And if there's something going on, you'll know it in due course (probably too late to do anything about it, but at least, you'll know )

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    Yes you are being paranoid.

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    He did give me a name of a guy in another state and I did not get contacted by him yet. But yes, I did look him up and he does exist there.

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    Sounds to me like he was doing you a favor by sending your information on to someone who can help you get a job in the field you want one in. I'd say you're being paranoid

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    But he never did send me the information.... I found the guy...

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    What on Earth is a recruiter?

    Trying to fill the unforgiving minute
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    He is just doing you a favor and it's up to you to take action.

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    I'd say you're being paranoid. I'm listed with about five recruitment agencies and haven't heard from most of them in over two years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NathanaelB View Post
    I'd say you're being paranoid. I'm listed with about five recruitment agencies and haven't heard from most of them in over two years.
    I'm listed with over 25 and I rarely hear from more than 2-3 of them on a regular basis.

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    Yes you are, I hope you don't think that much about all interactions in real life :-)
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    Paranoid.


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