Robert Half?

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by Brian M., Aug 31, 2004.

  1. Brian M.

    Brian M. Guest

    Has anyone had any experience with Robert Half Technology? They have a ton
    of ads out for good paying stuff on the job boards, but is it one of those
    deals where they say that to get you in the door and then pay peanuts? I
    have an interview with one of their recruiting managers in two weeks and
    just want to know if I'm wasting my time with them.

    Thanks

    Brian M.
     
    Brian M., Aug 31, 2004
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  2. Brian M.

    cc0275012 Guest

    IMHO...recruiters are a waste of time these days. They're just collecting
    resumes'.
    I'd still go to the interview however. You never know, maybe you'll get
    lucky.

    "Brian M." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Has anyone had any experience with Robert Half Technology? They have a ton
    > of ads out for good paying stuff on the job boards, but is it one of those
    > deals where they say that to get you in the door and then pay peanuts? I
    > have an interview with one of their recruiting managers in two weeks and
    > just want to know if I'm wasting my time with them.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Brian M.
    >
    >
     
    cc0275012, Aug 31, 2004
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  3. Brian M.

    Brian M. Guest

    Thanks your your input Barry. I get the feeling that the only way to get in
    to a job that pays more than $10 an hour anymore is to use one of these
    agencies that pre-screen candidates. I just don't like being pimped so I'm a
    bit reluctant.

    Brian M.

    "Barry Watzman" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > They are a personnel firm, one of the oldest and largest in the
    > business. They do everything from hourly to CEOs. My only advice to
    > you would be to only work with them on positions where their fee is paid
    > by the employer. If they want you to pay for ANYTHING, I'd reject it.
    > But as long as someone else is paying their fee (which is the norm for
    > higher-end positions), you have nothing to lose.
    >
    > Be VERY careful, if they ask you to sign anything, to read it and
    > understand it first. Generally, you shouldn't have to sign anything at

    all.
    >
    >
    >
    > Brian M. wrote:
    >
    > > Has anyone had any experience with Robert Half Technology? They have a

    ton
    > > of ads out for good paying stuff on the job boards, but is it one of

    those
    > > deals where they say that to get you in the door and then pay peanuts? I
    > > have an interview with one of their recruiting managers in two weeks and
    > > just want to know if I'm wasting my time with them.
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > > Brian M.
    > >
    > >
     
    Brian M., Aug 31, 2004
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  4. "SuperTech" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "Brian M." <> wrote in
    > news::
    >
    > > Has anyone had any experience with Robert Half Technology? They
    > > have a ton of ads out for good paying stuff on the job boards, but
    > > is it one of those deals where they say that to get you in the
    > > door and then pay peanuts? I have an interview with one of their
    > > recruiting managers in two weeks and just want to know if I'm
    > > wasting my time with them.

    >
    > I think it is a waste of time. I tried them and all they did is jack
    > me around. They wanted me to work for $14/hour and make me pay $5 in
    > parking per day down town. If at all possible, stay away from
    > contracting companies!
    >

    Most of the people that come in here would be happy to make $14 an
    hour...
    $5 to park.. sheesh... I suppose you had to by your own lunch too...
    Robert Half is a temp firm, that as far as temp firms go is pretty good.
    They generally have contracts with the bigger Corporations, which you would
    have a snowballs chance in hell of getting into if you didn't work as a temp
    first..
    What I keep seeing in this NG are a bunch of people with no experience
    wanting to get
    some cream puff job because you passed a test...
    I doesn't work like that.. anywhere... pay some dues...suck it up.. get
    recognized...
    RHI does have a good track record of temp hires getting permanent positions,
    usually with competitive salary...


    --
    <B0N3H3@D>
    "I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." Albert Einstein
     
    «bonehead;\), Sep 1, 2004
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  5. Brian M.

    cc0275012 Guest

    They "collect" to justify what they do and to sell their services. I went on
    an interview to a staffing firm this summer.
    As it turned out, all they were interested in was selling services to my
    contacts. My contacts told me this themselves.
    When I asked the recruiter the following day what the status of the
    opportunity was, I was told "there is no
    opportunity".

    "Barry Watzman" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Re: "IMHO...recruiters are a waste of time these days. They're just
    > collecting resumes'."
    >
    > Ok, now ask yourself this: WHY are they collecting resumes?
    >
    > Oh, right, it's their hobby.
    >
    > Sure, they spend 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week collecting resumes
    > because it's their hobby. They probably even have inter-office contests
    > to see who has the best resume collection.
    >
    >
    >
    > cc0275012 wrote:
    >
    > > IMHO...recruiters are a waste of time these days. They're just

    collecting
    > > resumes'.
    > > I'd still go to the interview however. You never know, maybe you'll get
    > > lucky.
    > >
    > > "Brian M." <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > >
    > >>Has anyone had any experience with Robert Half Technology? They have a

    ton
    > >>of ads out for good paying stuff on the job boards, but is it one of

    those
    > >>deals where they say that to get you in the door and then pay peanuts? I
    > >>have an interview with one of their recruiting managers in two weeks and
    > >>just want to know if I'm wasting my time with them.
    > >>
    > >>Thanks
    > >>
    > >>Brian M.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >
    > >
     
    cc0275012, Sep 1, 2004
    #5
  6. "«bonehead;)" <> wrote in message
    news:gpcZc.4565$K%...
    > RHI does have a good track record of temp hires getting permanent

    positions,
    > usually with competitive salary...


    That's true. Robert Half is a reputable temp firm and I went through them
    in Richardson, TX. I wanted a job and got one after a couple weeks of
    interviewing with them.

    Carol
     
    Carol A Maderer, Sep 2, 2004
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  7. "SuperTech" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "«bonehead;\)" <> wrote in
    > news:gpcZc.4565$K%:
    >
    > >>

    > > Most of the people that come in here would be happy to make $14
    > > an
    > > hour...
    > > $5 to park.. sheesh... I suppose you had to by your own lunch
    > > too... Robert Half is a temp firm, that as far as temp firms go is
    > > pretty good. They generally have contracts with the bigger
    > > Corporations, which you would have a snowballs chance in hell of
    > > getting into if you didn't work as a temp first..
    > > What I keep seeing in this NG are a bunch of people with no
    > > experience
    > > wanting to get
    > > some cream puff job because you passed a test...
    > > I doesn't work like that.. anywhere... pay some dues...suck it
    > > up.. get
    > > recognized...
    > > RHI does have a good track record of temp hires getting permanent
    > > positions, usually with competitive salary...

    >
    > Contracting companies are nothing but trouble. They wanted me to

    work
    > for $14/hour, pay $5 a day in parking and I get no health or dental


    awwwww... buy your own insurance, ya cheap socialist prick!

    > insurance, PTO or anything like that. By the time I pay for all

    those
    > things, I probably would make $10/hour. And of course, this position

    is

    sitting on your ass for ten bucks an hour and little or no effort to
    get there? you should be so lucky!

    > only for 3 months or until the company they contract you out to uses
    > you like a punching bag. I can just see them saying: "take those

    stack
    > of 50 PCs and move them 10 feet to the left, thanks!".


    that's what they're paying you for, isn't it?

    > I also tried TekSystems and Volt. Get this: I go to Volt and

    clearly
    > state I am looking for a Desktop Support position on my resume and

    that
    > I only had a couple years of experience. They send me into an
    > interview at Rockwell Automation for a lead person doing a Windows

    NT
    > 4.0 to Windows 2003 migration for a branch office! I wanted to

    shrink

    wait a minute, you want to troubleshoot idiots over the phone and you
    can't even do a simple goddamn migration?!

    > away in my seat to non-existence when they started to tell me what

    the
    > job was. It was a total waste of their time and mine.
    >
    > Same deal with TekSystems. You get treated like cattle and if you
    > don't like the terms, there is the door.


    exactly. its their money, not yours. were you in their shoes, you'd
    understand.
    --
    Brought to you courtesy of Kozanski's Morgue & Grill
     
    Solomon Kozanski, Sep 21, 2004
    #7
  8. hey what did you think?
    temp job is like being a corporate hooker
    basically theyu tell you " go over here and make me some money " cuz for
    your wage they get a cut
    but ive been there and done that and i was able to get in to a good place
    because of temping ( not that im there now ) so be a good little ho and and
    stop whining and make you ( and them ) some money .....
    "Solomon Kozanski" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > "SuperTech" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> "«bonehead;\)" <> wrote in
    >> news:gpcZc.4565$K%:
    >>
    >> >>
    >> > Most of the people that come in here would be happy to make $14
    >> > an
    >> > hour...
    >> > $5 to park.. sheesh... I suppose you had to by your own lunch
    >> > too... Robert Half is a temp firm, that as far as temp firms go is
    >> > pretty good. They generally have contracts with the bigger
    >> > Corporations, which you would have a snowballs chance in hell of
    >> > getting into if you didn't work as a temp first..
    >> > What I keep seeing in this NG are a bunch of people with no
    >> > experience
    >> > wanting to get
    >> > some cream puff job because you passed a test...
    >> > I doesn't work like that.. anywhere... pay some dues...suck it
    >> > up.. get
    >> > recognized...
    >> > RHI does have a good track record of temp hires getting permanent
    >> > positions, usually with competitive salary...

    >>
    >> Contracting companies are nothing but trouble. They wanted me to

    > work
    >> for $14/hour, pay $5 a day in parking and I get no health or dental

    >
    > awwwww... buy your own insurance, ya cheap socialist prick!
    >
    >> insurance, PTO or anything like that. By the time I pay for all

    > those
    >> things, I probably would make $10/hour. And of course, this position

    > is
    >
    > sitting on your ass for ten bucks an hour and little or no effort to
    > get there? you should be so lucky!
    >
    >> only for 3 months or until the company they contract you out to uses
    >> you like a punching bag. I can just see them saying: "take those

    > stack
    >> of 50 PCs and move them 10 feet to the left, thanks!".

    >
    > that's what they're paying you for, isn't it?
    >
    >> I also tried TekSystems and Volt. Get this: I go to Volt and

    > clearly
    >> state I am looking for a Desktop Support position on my resume and

    > that
    >> I only had a couple years of experience. They send me into an
    >> interview at Rockwell Automation for a lead person doing a Windows

    > NT
    >> 4.0 to Windows 2003 migration for a branch office! I wanted to

    > shrink
    >
    > wait a minute, you want to troubleshoot idiots over the phone and you
    > can't even do a simple goddamn migration?!
    >
    >> away in my seat to non-existence when they started to tell me what

    > the
    >> job was. It was a total waste of their time and mine.
    >>
    >> Same deal with TekSystems. You get treated like cattle and if you
    >> don't like the terms, there is the door.

    >
    > exactly. its their money, not yours. were you in their shoes, you'd
    > understand.
    > --
    > Brought to you courtesy of Kozanski's Morgue & Grill
    >
     
    robert downey, Sep 30, 2004
    #8
  9. "robert downey" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > hey what did you think?
    > temp job is like being a corporate hooker
    > basically theyu tell you " go over here and make me some money " cuz for
    > your wage they get a cut
    > but ive been there and done that and i was able to get in to a good place
    > because of temping ( not that im there now ) so be a good little ho and

    and
    > stop whining and make you ( and them ) some money .....


    If being a whore is the only game in town, you got to just bend over and
    take it...
     
    «bonehead;\), Sep 30, 2004
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