Written on: 19/07/2013
I participated in a phone interview with this company who was hiring a payroll employee for Honeywell, a large and well known American employer. So you can imagine my excitement at the prospect of a job with a good company. The first phone call was an initial phone interview to ask about my skills and interests. There were some questions in this interview that raised alarms, such as my social security number. I was not hired by this company so I felt it was inappropriate. They asked for personal information a recruiter should not need at this stage. Then they called me a few days later to schedule a conference call with Honeywell. I was working a temp position, but I asked to take a longer lunch break that day to accommodate the appointment time. Honeywell did not ever join the call. This is not Randstad's fault, if Honeywell ever existed as a possibility for me as a job seeker. I contacted the recruiter after waiting 45 minutes and let her know I had to return to work. She sent me a couple responses stating she was trying to get to the bottom of it. I did not receive contact back, or an explanation. Ultimately, there was something fishy about my interactions with Randstad. And in the job seeking world, you should listen to your instincts because the job market is a huge opportunity for people looking to make money off of your information, which you must readily provide in order to be available to employers. Anyway, take my review with a grain of salt because it's just based on "bad feelings" and unprofessionalism, since I never did get an explanation for why nobody showed up to my "appointment".
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