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chef
11th May 2011, 12:29
Approached by an agent for a role, said i was interested, sent cv, that was last friday. Heard nothing more than "i'll let you know when i hear more"

I've just been approached by another agent for what seems to be the same role.

Send CV to 2nd agent? Or hassle 1st agent again?

As far as I see until the contract is presented its fair game but it could also lead to an "I found him 1st" situation.. hmmm

Ruprect
11th May 2011, 12:36
Approached by an agent for a role, said i was interested, sent cv, that was last friday. Heard nothing more than "i'll let you know when i hear more"

I've just been approached by another agent for what seems to be the same role.

Send CV to 2nd agent? Or hassle 1st agent again?

As far as I see until the contract is presented its fair game but it could also lead to an "I found him 1st" situation.. hmmm

Ring back first agent and ask for a categoric answer as to whether your CV has/is going to be put forward, because of Agent 2's interest. Agent 1 will likely follow up then as they don't want to lose the business.

MarillionFan
11th May 2011, 12:41
Ring back first agent and ask for a categoric answer as to whether your CV has/is going to be put forward, because of Agent 2's interest. Agent 1 will likely follow up then as they don't want to lose the business.

WHS.

You know this stuff Chef!

chef
11th May 2011, 12:53
Ja ja I know, I don't know why I asked really, it's been a while since

-the market had demand
-i've been looking
-a role needed someone with my skillset without a deluge of other applicants kicking down the agents door

It seems it's fill yer boots time again, ideal really as Im a lot more picky nowadays..

norrahe
11th May 2011, 12:53
Ring back first agent and ask for a categoric answer as to whether your CV has/is going to be put forward, because of Agent 2's interest. Agent 1 will likely follow up then as they don't want to lose the business.

WHS +1

Old Greg
11th May 2011, 12:55
Ring back first agent and ask for a categoric answer as to whether your CV has/is going to be put forward, because of Agent 2's interest. Agent 1 will likely follow up then as they don't want to lose the business.

Or else Agent 1 will lie and say you've been put forward to keep you off Agent 2's books.

MarillionFan
11th May 2011, 12:57
Ja ja I know, I don't know why I asked really, it's been a while since

-the market had demand
-i've been looking
-a role needed someone with my skillset without a deluge of other applicants kicking down the agents door

It seems it's fill yer boots time again, ideal really as Im a lot more picky nowadays..

That's because you're almost married. Once that day comes mate, you'll think that being picky now was you being super flexible.:laugh

chef
11th May 2011, 13:02
That's because you're almost married. Once that day comes mate, you'll think that being picky now was you being super flexible.:laugh

I wish I was as optimistic as you MF :eyes

pmeswani
11th May 2011, 13:09
Approached by an agent for a role, said i was interested, sent cv, that was last friday. Heard nothing more than "i'll let you know when i hear more"

I've just been approached by another agent for what seems to be the same role.

Send CV to 2nd agent? Or hassle 1st agent again?

As far as I see until the contract is presented its fair game but it could also lead to an "I found him 1st" situation.. hmmm

What I sometimes do if I feel that I will be approached by multiple agencies is to state to the first agent that they will have exclusivity for a period of time (1 week max), and if you have no feedback, that I would consider other agencies if approached.

But it is an instinctive thing.

jmo21
11th May 2011, 13:10
Or else Agent 1 will lie and say you've been put forward to keep you off Agent 2's books.

That is exactly what I was going to say.

I think the only option is to tell Agent 2 to submit you ONLY if they find out you have not been previously submitted.

That way you try to avoid hassle by just blindly submitting for a 2nd time.

EternalOptimist
11th May 2011, 13:17
call agent 1, ask them not to submit you. If they say 'shoot, too late' , tell them to carry on as you dont want to let them down.

If they say 'ok', they were never going to submit you anyway, so go with agent 2





:rolleyes:

Fred Bloggs
11th May 2011, 13:17
That is exactly what I was going to say.

I think the only option is to tell Agent 2 to submit you ONLY if they find out you have not been previously submitted.

That way you try to avoid hassle by just blindly submitting for a 2nd time.That's the best solution. As long as you can trust agent #2 to not just submit you anyway. I agree asking agent #1 is just asking to be lied to though.

russell
11th May 2011, 14:09
I just let all the agents submit me, the big clients have an automated system that rejects duplicated submissions, and it annoys agents an added bonus. Even if the clients sees you being submitted a few times it looks good as you have been hand picked by multiple agents and I have been told this by a few managers. If the agents start complaining you just pick the one that emailed you first with an role id.

jacquiw
11th May 2011, 19:56
Did agent 1 forward your cv to the client? If so I would say no.

Firstly they've already had a look at you and have decided they don't like you so you'll be wasting your time and secondly it is just unprofessional having your cv turning up at the same client from multiple agents. Makes you look a real fly by night character.

If agent 1 hasn't already sent your cv then I'd go for it if I were you.