What's the market like right now? What's the market like right now?
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    Default What's the market like right now?

    I'm a highly experienced .NET developer but not getting any responses from my applications.

    I had a big fall out with my last recruitment consultant who tried to withhold my pay for a month - resulting in him getting dragged down to the office and getting a total bollocking from the CEO who threatened him with dissolution of their professional relationship.

    I'm kinda worried he blacklisted me or something out of spite. I've heard there's an underground illegal blacklist that all recruitment consultants share.

    Or am I just being paranoid - is the market slow right now? I'm really worried to be honest with you.

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    Yes, you are paranoid and the chances of you encountering this guy again are quite small.
    There are hundreds of recruitment businesses and some of them are actually quite good.
    Move on.
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    I have no idea what the market is like at the mo. I know nothing about .net

    but I do know that when you are strugging to get an interview all sorts of worries cloud your mind. They are unfounded
    just stick at it, get methodical and develop a '**** you' attidude


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    Wondering the same myself - different skillset though.

    From past experience, there is normally a spike in roles in September and wondered if that is the case at the moment.

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    The market's tulipe at present.

    Being placed near useless and shouty resourcing dept at clientco (posts passim) has been both ******* annoying and slightly informative.

    The head shouty, a hair-gelled tosser, was shouting only yesterday to some bloke on the phone that there is no such thing as a blacklist - and there isn't - it would require less shouting and more work and that'd never do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
    Yes, you are paranoid and the chances of you encountering this guy again are quite small.
    There are hundreds of recruitment businesses and some of them are slightly less tulipe than others.
    Move on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoplesoft bloke View Post
    The head shouty, a hair-gelled tosser, was shouting only yesterday to some bloke on the phone that there is no such thing as a blacklist - and there isn't - it would require less shouting and more work and that'd never do.
    Its maintenance would also require recruiters to cooperate with each other, rather than stab each other in the back at the slightest sniff of a fiver. Whatever the reason for your lack of success, a blacklist isn't it.

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    If he's added you to the agency grey list then yes you're going to be blacklisted. Use the search facility on here to find how to get taken off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
    Yes, you are paranoid and the chances of you encountering this guy again are quite small.
    There are hundreds of recruitment businesses and some of them are actually quite good.
    Move on.
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