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TOENHEEL

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4,470 posts

112 months

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Anyone worked for them?? Thoughts??

Gargamel

7,060 posts

146 months

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Decent training provided, brand is good and that helps

lazystudent

1,628 posts

46 months

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Reed carried out all the referencing for me and my fellow graduates joining on a graduate scheme this September (and for a summer internship) and they were completely useless. In fact, worse than useless. It was ridiculous. Just under half the interns couldn't start work on the correct day as Reed completely screwed up the referencing process

fatboy69

6,091 posts

72 months

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They are not much use unless you chase them up daily. Given up with them to be honest.

Mojooo

8,548 posts

65 months

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Monday 23rd April 2012 quote quote all
Never heard a good word said about them.

I have eprsonal experience of them misleading me and from what I understand they have a high staff turnover like many recruit consultant type places. Infact my guy left halfway through my dealings with the, and that was one of the things they lied to me about.
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TOENHEEL

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4,470 posts

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Interesting replies, is it a case of like any other sales type role if your missing your targets all the time then it's not worth you being kept on by the company or is it a case of the targets being over the top and people expected to pull off wonders??


Graduate positions will be difficult in any major sales role if you haven't got previous sales experience and a thick skin. I guess I'm just trying to find out if anyone has managed to have a decent span with them!

Edited by TOENHEEL on Monday 23 April 00:43

DSD80

23 posts

29 months

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Monday 23rd April 2012 quote quote all
TOENHEEL said:
Anyone worked for them?? Thoughts??
Useless in Wolverhampton.

caprirob

252 posts

30 months

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Ah recruitment - its all about Shiny suits, pointy shoes, hair product and new minis.

Having just been through the employment-seeking mill ( and ended up getting a job by applying direct to a firm rather than going through a recruiter ) the evidence I have seen leads me to the conclusion that the recruitment industry is where estate agents go when they fancy a career change.

singlecoil

19,972 posts

131 months

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Monday 23rd April 2012 quote quote all
caprirob said:
the recruitment industry is where estate agents go when they fancy a career change.
Indeed, when it's pointed out, the similarity in the two jobs is obvious.

paulm3

623 posts

110 months

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Monday 23rd April 2012 quote quote all
Used to use agencies to supply my company with temps, Reed were awful.
I've worked in recruitment for 7 years now as a consultant and have heard horror stories from ex employees about how they're target driven in a bad way. Don't hit your call targets / invoice targets etc and you will be on a slippery slope out the door very quickly.
I wouldn't work for them, other agencies are much more progressive and provide training, morale and focus for targets and help you to do well.

okgo

23,149 posts

83 months

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Pm me if you like, one of my best mates works in the ad sales bit of it, he's looking to leave as its st.

BUT he has made some good money out of them at times, but it doesn't sound a great place to be to be honest.

What is the exact role you're going for?

TOENHEEL

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4,470 posts

112 months

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Had a local interview last week and then in Leeds for my assessment day yesterday. Its a Recruitment consultant position im looking at!

singlecoil

19,972 posts

131 months

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Wednesday 25th April 2012 quote quote all
TOENHEEL said:
Its a Recruitment consultant position im looking at!
Sales, then, basically.

okgo

23,149 posts

83 months

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Wednesday 25th April 2012 quote quote all
singlecoil said:
Sales, then, basically.
Yes you've made your point above what are you hoping to achieve by belittling the bloke further? Knob.




TOENHEEL

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4,470 posts

112 months

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singlecoil said:
Sales, then, basically.
Yes sales..

singlecoil

19,972 posts

131 months

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okgo said:
singlecoil said:
Sales, then, basically.
Yes you've made your point above what are you hoping to achieve by belittling the bloke further? Knob.
Unlike him, you failed to appreciate the humour. dhead

smile

okgo

23,149 posts

83 months

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lol, that old get out, there was nothing funny in your posts on this thread, just tttery.

Now get back to reading The Sun, smoking Mayfair, and generally being a builder, coz that's basically all you do from what I can see wink

TOENHEEL

Original Poster:

4,470 posts

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As far as candidates go its purely sales as your selling their attributes, clients however there is a bit more of a consultative approach as you need to do your homework and find them suitable people. Having experienced recruitment from the other side in other words searching for work I've got a good idea of what I would do differently to some of the consultants I've used in the past.

garrykiller

3,835 posts

43 months

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i attempted to use them a few years back now and they were completely useless. went in there gave my cv etc and never heard from them again, chased them up several times with no luck. went to Adecco and got a job the following week.

singlecoil

19,972 posts

131 months

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okgo said:
lol, that old get out, there was nothing funny in your posts on this thread, just tttery.

Now get back to reading The Sun, smoking Mayfair, and generally being a builder, coz that's basically all you do from what I can see wink
So which are you? Estate agent or recruitment consultant? Never mind, it doesn't really matter, and neither does your opinion of me, when one thinks about it.

Drop it now?
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