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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by javyn
Many headhunters down here try and take money directly from the employees salary as well. My brother is job hunting now, and many an unscrupulous headhunter has tried to pull shit over on him.

yeah, there are pleanty of people who "market" recruits and take money from people looking for jobs. true scum.
post #17 of 22
Their favorite tactic seems to be contacting people posing as employers, but then when you get to the first interview they pop it on you that they are in fact a headhunter.

And don't even get me started on the hiring mills....I've been to plenty of interviews that were just like the movie Boiler Room.
post #18 of 22
I remember when I bought my first really good instrument, I asked my mom what I should get the dealer who got it for me... she let out an evil chuckle and told me they were getting a huge wad of cash, that's their present.

A thank you card is good, but at the end of the day, they owe you.
post #19 of 22
THey owe you since you are their meal ticket. The headhunter who placed me in-house got me a wedding gift a year later and I didn't invite her ! She calls me every 6 months to make sure I am happy and not looking. If I were looking, she wants the listing. Trust me - she even said she made a ton of money off of me.
post #20 of 22
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Hmm, well I'm going to get them thank you cards, because I want to keep on their good sides, always good to have a contact to fall back on. So, since they got so much of this years salary, should I expect it to kick up next year? That would be a nice little surprise. All in all though, I can't be angry, I got the job I wanted in a great company, so even if they got a lot of my money, I kinda think it was worth it in the end.
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by Hawkeye
Hmm, well I'm going to get them thank you cards, because I want to keep on their good sides, always good to have a contact to fall back on. So, since they got so much of this years salary, should I expect it to kick up next year? That would be a nice little surprise. All in all though, I can't be angry, I got the job I wanted in a great company, so even if they got a lot of my money, I kinda think it was worth it in the end.

your new employer basically paid them a chunk of change to find an employee. don't take the 'percentage of salary' thing too literally - it wasn't ever going to be your money. although you can take some heart in the fact that they needed you enough to have paid someone to find you. it's not much of a bargaining chip at salary review time, though.
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by faustian bargain
your new employer basically paid them a chunk of change to find an employee. don't take the 'percentage of salary' thing too literally - it wasn't ever going to be your money. although you can take some heart in the fact that they needed you enough to have paid someone to find you. it's not much of a bargaining chip at salary review time, though.


Yes, they don't take your money literally - it is just a means by which their fee is being calculated.
In my experience it does help that your employer had to pay someone to find you. To quote Jerry Weinberg: "The more they pay you, the more they repect you". One big advantage I had getting my jobs through headhunters was that the headhunters could advise me about the maximum I could ask for salary, I know now that that gave me an extra 10%.
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