recruiter is wrong wrong wrong
all this talk about people having informal chats etc is utter rubbish - it doesn't happen..
in the contract world quite often HR have no idea or clue about how many contractors are even on the books let alone dates etc
these will fall to the hiring team / pmo / programme or project personnel... HR have pretty much nowt to do with contractors - why would they? - its an outsourced service bought for a set time ..
procurement are more likely to do all the paperwork around contractors than hr
recruiter - it must be "sweeet" on the days someone else's skills and experiences bring you in some cash ... but with a freeze / recession affecting hiring how do you feel knowing you'll be cold calling ten-fold what you probably already are in order to "sniff" a vacancy before finding out you're not on the PSL???
Muchos soul searching and wondering why you never got a real job - or have any transferable skills that can up your game?
let me guess - mid to late 20's - male, eager, earned some cash on commission but pretty much dried up now - envious of the boss in your pyramid scheme workplace where like me, you're making cash for someone else...but wait - you'll prob be on your way out soon anyway...
get yourself a hobby / skills / night-school so you can do something yourself that has some longevity - cos only about 1/300 make it big in recruitment for any duration of time...
they'll burn you out with their work hard - play hard philosphy - and i'll bet your ethics have had to go out the window as well - part of the game eh?
i'll bet the thought of working somewhere not ruled by fear but striving for good delivery and being transparent, open and honest are really alien to you now...it's not too late mate...it never is..
if you worked the contract market i bet envy is unbelievable to you - but you could try breaking into it - coming away from recruitment for a firm and looking to help source people properly ? there is a contract market for that too...
food for thought - until then im sure you'll dismiss me as some flake with nowt better to do than post on here and will no doubt be off out to clapham to get smashed, try and pull, swear one day you'll sort yourself out and brag to your mates how much you might be earning one day...
ten a penny
bonnet de douche - the dude