Should I contact the HR manager directly

Should I apply directly or through a recruiter? [Duplicate]

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I applied to a company that I really want to work for directly through their website. I received a response from HR that they would schedule interviews for the next week or two when the hiring manager returns from vacation. While they didn't mention anything about scheduling an interview for me, I have high hopes for that.

Today I found the same job at a recruitment agency while browsing the jobs. You don't mention the company, but I immediately identified the opportunity based on the job description and location.

My question is, is it wise to reapply through the recruiter for an additional advertisement and demonstrate my strong interest? Or is it received negatively?

Ed Heal

Contact the agency to confirm it is the same job.

Stephan Branczyk

If you apply through the recruiter, you will get a 30% to 40% add-on to your salary (which should be paid to the recruiter instead of you). Not only that, but you would tarnish the waters of who can get the credit for finding you. To avoid disrupting business relationships and potential litigation over this commission, your resume just lands in the trash while the HR person who threw it in there just shakes their head and says, "Why the hell did he do this ? " ? Why? ”And then he'd probably use a few swear words when referring to you.

Stephan Branczyk

And whatever you do, don't contact the agency to see if it's the same job. Anyone can be an independent recruiter these days. All it takes is a phone line and that's it. And the barrier to entry is so low that it becomes pretty competitive. Reach out to an independent recruiter who can't even afford to feed themselves to let them know that you applied to a specific company they know about. That just begs for trouble. Because unscrupulous recruiters will try to get that commission even if they aren't responsible for earning it.

Richard U.

NEVER apply twice for the same position. I can tell you from personal experience that a two-source resume is 100% rejected.

When you contact a recruiter, they receive a fee. The company will NOT be involved in a lawsuit over who will receive the finder fee.

They just blacklist you.


This is the best way to look at it

Xavier J.

Skip the recruiter. You can negotiate a higher salary if the company doesn't have to pay the recruiter's finder fee !!! Also, since the hiring manager isn't there, the chances are the recruiter won't get you anywhere faster.