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‘A recruiter informed my boss that I’m looking for another job’

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If you’re a candidate applying for a job through a recruitment firm, it’s your worst nightmare — somehow your boss finds out that your CV is circulating the market. Thereafter, your disloyalty is rewarded with no promotions, no pay rises and the risk of redundancy.

Fortunately, this happens rarely. But it does happen sometimes. One candidate got in touch with the following story. What would you advise that she does next?

“I work in research in an investment bank and want to move into sales. In February 2013, I applied for two sales jobs, both through separate recruitment agencies. I wasn’t totally serious – I just wanted to gauge the level of interest in someone with my background.

I didn’t get the jobs in sales and thought nothing of it. A few months later, we had some roles to fill in our research team. My boss got in touch with one of the recruitment agencies I’d been in touch with and asked if they could help identify a few research candidates. In the course of these conversations, one of the recruiters mentioned that he’d placed a few people who’d left our company and had even seen several CVs from people on the team.

Most of these CVs were from people who’d already left, but one was mine. Somehow, my boss was then able to elicit from the recruiter that I’d applied for a job, that the job was in sales and that I was interested in moving on. It’s not clear whether the recruiter was aware that I still worked there, but he divulged my name.

None of this was actually mentioned to me. I’m only aware of it because another colleague told me that my boss had been in discussions with HR about my applications. It seems that they decided not to pursue the matter with me because they didn’t think I’d get the job in sales and they already had gaps in research and didn’t want to create another one.

I took the matter up with the recruiters concerned, who apologized. But my problem now is this – I’m still working for the same company and seem to be going nowhere. A promotion I thought I was due has yet to appear and I’m not hopeful I’ll get a bonus. I’m stuck on a knife edge in a job that seems to have no future. At the same time, my company won’t trust me with key work because they fear I’m about to walk out the door.

At the same time, my trust in recruitment firms has been shattered. Even if I trust an individual recruiter, how do I know that his colleague won’t divulge my identity once my CV is in their database?

I don’t feel that I can trust recruiters. I don’t feel that I can stay where I am. Any suggestions?”

You are invited to add your (helpful) advice in the comment box below.

Comments (45)

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  1. So unprofessional, yet not entirely surprising.

    I had applied for an different role in the same bank recently. I never heard from the hiring manager at all. I found out I didn’t get the job when my current MD approached me, said he’d heard through the grapevine that I’d applied — and wasn’t it such a shame they’d decided to move the role to NY.

  2. the only thing i can about about your story that read this part in the Bible ( if of course you believe in God) Phil 14:3

    i understand your situation because i have been there, stucked in a job that leads you nowhere etc..

    everything is possible for the one who believe

    good luck

  3. Sue the recruiter..

  4. As a Recruitment Consultant in Financial Services, I would suggest speaking to your boss professionally about the fact that despite looking for roles that fit your career aspirations, you are committed to fulfilling duties in the current position to the best of your ability. You will work hard to achieve the results and a reward/recognition is only fair. We regard all our candidates’ information as confidential as the Financial Services market is quite well connected, however, more often than not, most of these bosses know that their employees are looking out for opportunities in the market.

    If that doesn’t work and its already so explicit, apply online and get in touch with people from your network to pursue a new job actively. Please make sure to get a written reference letter from your boss when things are still good.

    Good luck!

  5. Personally I would have an upfront conversation with your boss – tell him that the thoughts of moving into sales were when you were going through a low point and you wanted to gauge interest. Tell him that you are aware he knows of your applications and that you want to emphasise how committed you are to your organisation and your role and want to build a career there however if this is going to be held against you then you will have to consider other options. My view is that research is currently in demand (the city has not been training people and there is a dearth) you will get another role – your boss should know that and if he doesn’t appreciate your honesty and upfrontness then I wouldn’t want to work for him anyway.

  6. Can you not talk with your MD or your boss about this? Not sure what rank you are – so a bit difficult. If you are a VP, probably your action would be considered unacceptable. If you are a junior (analyst or associate levels), I don’t think it matters that much. My suggestion is just to have a chat about it (but don’t take their time). Say something like “I might be paranoid, but I heard from my colleague that you had a chat with the HR about my apps. I really enjoy what I do now and am happy with hours, pays etc. I just applied for these roles to see if I could move to sales should I wish to do so. At the moment, I have no intention of moving around. I don’t want you to think that I am just sticking around here until something better comes along. Are we good?” If your boss is like mine, he doesn’t care at all about you (and he shouldn’t – if he does, he is a bad banker). He cares only about closing mandates that he brought to the firm. Remember analysts and associates are disposable and easily replaceable – but your boss needs to be told probably 3 – 5 months in advance of your departure.

  7. This happened to me once. The upshot was that I got a very swift rise!

  8. A frank and honest conversation with your Boss is the best way to go. Over a cup of coffee.They shouldn’t take it personally that you want to grow in your career, afterall its your basic professional right. Show them that you want to stay and perhaps upskill so you could add to your team,….if indeed you want to stay. Part of your Boss’ job is to develop the team…put the onus on him/her to show that they are doing whatever they can to keep the team intact and that includes promotions and further training to close the gaps that you may have.

    Your Boss had to go to HR for obvious reasons but they may appreciate it if you made the initiative to bring the subject up. Its uncomfortable but its gotta be done. But stress that you do not intend to leave anytime soon

    Another option is still upskill, do whatever is necessary to get into the Sales role, if you are gonna be happier doing what you do, life is way too short afterall.

    Good luck!!

  9. Putting your CV into the market isn’t a sackable offence, so HR aren’t going to do anything neither is your boss, but they would be right to question your dedication. You can dispel their doubts by working harder.

    On the issue of getting into sales, your best chance is at the firm you are with. The chances of another firm hiring you into a position where you have no prior experience is close to zero. Your better bet is to set out your aspirations to your boss and getting some honest feedback as to what you need to do to get such a career move. In six months your department may have taken on more people and there may be an open poistion in sales.

  10. Recruiters are not to be trusted, if you really want to stay, take the matter with your boss. If you want to move on, recruiters are the necessary evil, unless you find the next job through other channels.

  11. Listen this sh*ts happen. Firstly lets ghank God u still av a job albeit it not going too good. It the past, I wasn’t a good politcian but one must learn. Now, we knkw they won’t gey rid of u just yet due to d gap in d dept so that’s a pt in ur favour and therefore u presently av nowt to loose. Try this, speak to ur boss or even better one of d loose mouths in ur team – say that u r looking for ways to grow d team or busj szz and so u av been speaking to friend, recruiters families etc that av IB knowledge of front to Back offices. You av been sou dinv them out to acquire intelligence. Go further that even (name of good bank) wanted to speak to u but u declined since u believe ur growth is where u r now. Alude to nothing abt knowledge of ur boss knowing and see wbat happens.
    In future until u regain trust, tell recruiter u work 4 a bank without given names or put ur older employer as d recent a d update after job offer – it cojld be down to.simple mistake. Good luck.

  12. It is always good to keep in mind that you should not trust recruiters.
    Especially in London there are numbers of complete morons hassling in these agencies.

    The above story is nothing unique. I had a pretty similar experience from other side of the table when one of my analyst was looking a new job and the agency trying to find a new job for him came back to us trying to sell their services “as your analyst (giving his name) is soon leaving your firm, you probably want to start looking for a replacement”… Unf##king believable jokers.

  13. The fact that good people are contacted by headhunters or call recruitment agencies is a fact of life and there is nothing to be ashamed of. If you were looking, then chances are you already know that you need to move on. I have come across people who brag to their bosses about outside interest to get them to sharpen their pencils. The worst thing you can do is now try and deny what you have done. If it comes up say yes you were assessing your options. As a former employee of several i-banks i came to realise that honesty and acting with integrity are always the right courses of action. If you are not being valued then move. Don’t wait for someone else, you are in charge of your career and nobody else. Oh and by the way – switch agencies!

  14. It was of course totally inappropriate that the recruiter did that, breaks one of the cardinal rules of recruitment – complete confidentiality. But I wouldn’t tarnish all recruiters with the same brush, just stay clear of that one, good recruiters can help you increase your career prospects and remuneration etc.

    For advise – don’t worry about it, how your employer reacts will tell you what they really think about you ! If your employer thinks you’re any good and values you, they would be worried you might leave and try their hardest to retain you through a career discussion and offering you want they can, including a good bonus, promotion or possible move into sales to retain you. It’s just like a counter offer scenario to retain good staff. If they’re not doing that it shows what they think of you anyway, seems like they don’t value you, and so time for you to move to an employer that does care and value you.

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  15. Every open question carries a hint of the answer.
    There is no reason to stay in your job. Maybe you can look for an open talk with your employer, trying to bring it to the table enabling trust again. But experience does not favor the option actually. It is unlikely you can reestablish trust mutually. Maybe if both parties go through some crunch time and you prove your loyalty again. But that may take time. Time you might not have.

    In a case where trust is mislodged it is actually a clear indicator for the termination of an employment relationship as any of such needs to be based on trust.
    In this respect you can only chose one option. Search all by yourself, keep away from recruiters and try to find a new job where a relationship starts with the mutual goodwill you do not have anymore in you recent role. In the mean to short term you can try to endure your current role. But do not have illusions once you go this route people will figure it quite quickly.

  16. Hello,
    I think that:
    – You no longer need to mistrust recruiters, since they no longer may divulgate things that your employer already knows.
    – You ought to change employer as soon as possible. I hope it will be possible for you.

    Best greetings.

  17. Very unprofessional behavior
    You should send an email to the boss of the guy in the recruitment agency you talked to.

  18. This has happened to me , once my boss called me to ask if everything was ok and I said yes considering I was on the job for abot 3 months. After short conversation she told me that she saw my CV online and that I was looking for job abroad. I tried to convince her that wasnt true but after just another month I got fired. I dont really know what happened as she refused to give me full drtsils asbto where she saw my CV or how she got it. So it happens

  19. I am so sorry to read about this. I am a search consultant myself and I would never, ever divulge this kind of information. This recruiter probably thought he was scoring some brownie points with a client but his indiscretions only proved he’s not trustworthy. The head of this team should think twice about using that recruiter, as he’ll certainly gossip about your firm’s business to other potential clients.
    In any case, if the firm is a client of this recruiting company, they should not have accepted the CV in the first place and explained they have non-poaching agreements and they can’t approach staff there.

    As for the situation of this person, know that your boss is also talking to recruiters as most people are on the look out. I am afraid your manager may consider the trust is broken and you may have to leave if you feel uneasy there. I suggest you ask friends who they rate, and ALWAYS ask the headhunter if they are off-limits with your firm, and whether or not the role they are approaching you for is confirmed ( as in the headcount is approved), and in what capacity they are working on the role (retained, exclusive, contingent). Unscrupulous recruiters won’t answer you, but honest ones will.

    Not all recruiters are like the one described in this story, but unfortunately you always tend to hear about the bad ones…and it gives us all a bad name.

  20. Work out what you really want out of your career and have a honest conversation with your boss. The recruiter made an appalling mistake (not all act like that and they all should have systems in place to ensure it does not happen).

    However, this happened over six months ago, your boss may not be promoting you for other reasons.. I am sure you will feel better knowing what s/he does and does not know and undoubtedly s/he would like to know how committed you are. Most people explore the market from time to time no doubt your boss has too.

  21. One thing I don’t understand is, if your company knows you want to leave Research in order to transfer to Sales, why don’t they offer you a job there – or at least, a time frame, after the research slots are filled ? Why being pi**** off if someone wants to make “natural” transition?

    Secondly I think, as it is in the open now, have a word with either HR or the head of Sales. HR always portray themselves as the helping hand. And should’t that be their job anyway ?

    In the end you can only loose staying in your current job. So the answer is: No, you can’t stay.

  22. If your boss respected you as a key member of the team he would be concerned that you wanted to move on and talk to you to find out motivations and why you wanted to move. If it was a situation where you wanted to see if there was interested on the sales side, surly there is nothing wrong with investigating and in my opinion would make any real boss look for opportunities for you within the business, if you were respected. Ambition is a key attribute for nearly every business and you may find that your current company is not ignoring you for promotion because a recruiter said something to your boss, it may just be that your boss does not think that you are as good as you think you are.

    I could be completely wrong on that point, so if your are going to look outside your company, meet the recruiter and ask them not to put details on the database. Most decent people in recruitment will not put you on a database until they have placed you if requested. Check out the profile on Linkedin – Avoid new recruiters and ones that have jumped from job to job every 3 months.

  23. Hi, this is awful but does sum up 90% of recruiters that I have come across in my 25 years in Investment Banking both as a manager hiring and as a candidate; they are nothing better than used car sales people complete fools who are just out to make a quick buck off hard working people. Firstly this recruiter has clearly breached the GUIDANCE ON THE CONDUCT OF EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES AND EMPLOYMENT BUSINESSES REGULATIONS 2003:- Regulation 28(2) provides that an employment agency must not disclose information relating to a work-seeker to any current employer without the prior consent of the work-seeker. http://bis.gov.uk/files/file24248.pdf
    If the person feels that they have lost out on salary due to this indiscretion, a think a Solicitor would be best placed to advise next steps. One must not forget that this person is still employed by the company and the damage might be greater if you were to peruse litigation. On the other hand if the person has been overlooked for future roles, I would suggest they would be better off looking elsewhere.

  24. you can divulg the name of the recruiter and you can suggest not to apply for that firm.

  25. I’m not the recruiter in question – but what stood out for me was “I wasn’t totally serious”; so, basically, you thought nothing of simply wasting my competitor’s time, and now YOU are taking HIM to task. Nothing excuses his lack of ethics and/or common sense but had it been me, I’d say the lack of trust is entirely mutual. In terms of advice, mine is “live by the sword, die by the sword”.

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  26. I think its fair to say that most people, excluding recruiters, would agree that about 98% of recruiters are utterly useless, bereft of any intelect or morals and have no scruples about doing ANYTHING to win favour with hiring managers. This involves outrageous lying to canididates, hiring managers and HR, creating phantom jobs, lying about job specs, falsifying CVs etc etc The amount of recruiters that I can personally say are “good” i can count on one hand -after 15 years in the CITY.

    The key is, when you know one recruiter is useless or underhanded, trash the firm and individuals name everywhere you can – its important, but on the flip side, when you find one that is “good” build a relationship so that in the future you are represented by someone you have some trust with.

    In the meantime, it sounds like where you are, your toast, sorry. Start applying, get out, no other option.

  27. Apparently, the problem lies with your boss, not with you. First, he ought to figure out why he (or she?) motivates their staff so badly as to make them wanting to leave. Second, he ought to correct his mistake by either winning back your motivation (certainly NOT by paying no bonus and offering no promotion) or by offering you an exit. But holding on to a staff which is badly motivated and continue discouraging them is doing a dis-service to everybody involved.

  28. i feel sorry for you and hope to help your mindset. My approach is quite aggressive (as i think being stuck treading water is all you can hope for from trying to do the right thing by all)
    If you are good , and perhaps have a Plan B ie some cash to survive on, I would either :
    1. aggressively seek a new position outside your firm – be it in your area of current focus -research
    If feel you have to “reset” so perhaps settle on going for another research job then think in another years time about sales – for instance – i know alot of people at my first bank who were in research , did a good job for several years then slid into trading roles at their bank or , “analyst” roles at hedge funds

    2. at time of promotions , pay or even now ACTIVELY address this issue with your boss – lay all the cards on the table – tell him you know he has seen HR regarding you – say yes you did seek a sales role BUT give reasons, explain and if you want to stay – assert your commitment
    One thng i wish i had learned earlier was to be just brutally honest -its banking isnt it

    They have the power now so you have to also create a position of power for yourself – dont stand back – go front foot but only once you have been smart and created a position of strength for your self and the outcomes – it doesnt mean have another job lined up – it may mean impressing as much as you can untill you have created this position for yourself (enough cash to survive if retreneched, contacts at other banks etc)

    You will be ok – this is all about taking control of your career and not let “them” bully you – if it doesnt work out at bank no1 – dont worry , it will at bank no2 if you “take charge”
    hope helps

  29. Your boss is being unprofessional. He should be looking at addressing the reason why you want to leave rather than making you pay for wanting to progress.

    Talk to HR about it and let them know that your boss is being unprofessional.

  30. oh – and go see that recruitment consultants boss and tell “them off” -its very unprofessional – dont worry about “burning bridges” here – i doubt very much , until you are an MD, that a recruitment consultant will get you a job – it will be down to you using contacts, calling heads of desks , meeting them yourself

    and never send your CV off at drop of a hat – its like your bank account number – you could have sounded out your suitability for a sales role by meeting someone in sales at your bank or another bank , using a contact or just ringing a recruitment consultant and having a “general” chat

    i think you are “juniorish” in your career so dont worry – these mistakes are the ones most of us have all learned the hard way – now front foot forward, dont sit back – you may have made a mistake , you may not have but these are the cards now so play to them

  31. Resign soon as you can find another job even I it’s just a horizontal move. Perception is everything and now your boss and god knows who else thinks you can’t be trusted. Move on start over

  32. Perhaps you need to take the brave step of changing career. It is not easy to leave banking and even now the pay is much better than most places. Instead of blaming headhunters try to see how you can differentiate yourself in the market, what you have that other don’t and make sure that this comes out in your CV. If you cannot see how you distinguish yourself from other people working in research it is time to take a brave step. It also appears that you are not valued at your current position for what you have to offer but because you are cheaper for your employer every year for the same amount of work and contempt not to quit your job.

    On a lesser note, you need to think of banking as a career path for the future as well and whether that suits you.

  33. Sounds like you are in a tough spot. All is not bad though. A few thoughts:

    1. If your current firm wanted to sack you, they would have. So perhaps job prospects aren’t great, but at least you can pay the bills while you structure your search.

    2. People talk all the time – your boss should be expecting anyone who performs to be talking to others. You can try to raise it with your boss, depending on the relationship you have, at an appropriate time, and use that spin. One MD head of my team openly said once he had been offered a job at a competing bank, but turned down due to pay.

    3. Your choice is either to focus on doing your current job really, really well to make amends, or to structure your search to leave. If you do the latter, headhunters can be very helpful. Just remember to choose only 1 or 2 you trust, and stick with them. Stay away from firms that only care about getting your CV. Good headhunters will want to meet with you first. Give them some colour about you in a cover email, but don’t send your CV until you feel comfortable, no matter what they promise. Also, check what sort of mandate they have before sending your CV through, test their relationship with the employer. If it is “contingent”, stay away. You should both have a number of mutual contacts. The headhunter will never reveal in what capacity he knows the people you know, but it is his job to know who works where. If he doesnt know, he is wasting your time.

    4. The best way of getting a new job is to network. Choose 1 or 2 firms/jobs where you think you would be a good fit, and try to meet with people on the team through events/conferences etc. Ask the headhunter you have identified in 3. above to approach the guys on a no name basis, to see if they have any interest/roles, or better yet, ask the guys you know in the team through your networking.

    What matters is to remain professional throughout. Do not say bad things about your current team/boss. Do no reveal sensitive information. Stay clean. Tell a credible, positive story about why you want to leave. You will not get fired for being professional, and if you do, you can sue your bank for big bucks!

    Good luck

  34. Have you decided whether you still want to move into sales and if so consider what the gaps in your CV are and try looking for a sales job elsewhere. However if you want to continue in your job, you might want to reach out to your boss and admit that you were once looking out for sales job to test the market and that you are now convinced that continuing in your current job is best for you. Reassure your boss about your commitment and loyalty and dispel any doubts in his mind that you might be ready to leave anytime.

  35. I sincerely do empathize with you. But if I were in your shoes, I will make sure I publicly divulge the name of the agency and make sure that they share in my suffering also. An apology is not good enough as they probably don’t know what you are currently going through in your place of work

  36. Do you still want to work in an environment where you are only rewarded by your loyalty but not by the work that you had delivered?

  37. That’s outrageous, it really is. Under no circumstances is such a breach of confidence acceptable, especially by recruiters who FULLY understand the implications.

    Their apology is worthless and does nothing to repair the damage. In fact, they’re only sorry they got caught, not sorry for what happened. This couldnt have been a mistake. They were just trying to earn brownie points with your boss by divulging this information.

    I honestly can’t see any way to repair this damage.

    I would (really) take this further with the recruiters and go so far as to take them to court. Don’t bother actually going to court, but maybe they’ll write you a cheque to avoid the associated problems. I’m not sure they will, and if they do it will hardly recover your potential loss of earnings…

    sorry not much help here

  38. Harsh! I would suggest you to look for a position in another city (if your are in the US) or in another country if you want to use headhunters. That way chances your recruiter heard from it are way lower. If you personaly know someone in another Bank who works in sales, you could also discretely ask him if there are positions available for your profile. Anyway, I think your situation must be hard to live and as far as I am concerned, I would suggest you to leave your employer as soon as you can, since as you suspect it won’t trust you anymore.
    Hope it helps!

  39. Don’t be such a myopic juvenile. A market is a market, including the market for your labour. Your boss (if he/she is any good) will have relationships with recruiters and will have moved jobs or contemplated moving. You were only doing what others do all the time. If you don’t keep your finger on the pulse of the market, including your own market value, you aren’t doing your job. If you find a better job and want to risk leaving, then take it like an adult. If you don’t find a better job, don’t be surprised if your bonus or promotion chances get knocked down. Winners rise to the top. Everyone else just gets paid at the level the employer can get away with paying.

  40. When I was working for one telecommunication company there was the similar situation. A receptionist girl went to a job interview to another company, unfortunately a boss of that company knew her current boss and told him everything. Poor girl had to quit very quickly after that…

  41. Hi – Such behavior of recruiters is very common i.e. doing what they are not supposed to. I have been the victim too and was in a very embarassing situation and lost the opportunity to get a job. The best advise I can say is keep things in Black and White- when dealing with recruiters. At least through email, just get them to confirm that they will not share your details without your consent. Also dealing with bigger recruitment companies also is better thing to do.

    With regards to your boss or your situation : clearly you applied to the sales jobs with an intention to take them if you have been offered ! There is nothing wrong with your intentions. Just gather the courage to own it. Discuss this with your boss over a coffee ! Be candid and explain him the actual reason (it should be a well thought out reason) as to why you want to go where you want to go !

    Promotion and Bonus is a different aspect altogether. If you perform against the required assessment criteria- then you have every right to fight for it as you deserve it. Again – do not think you searching for another job will prevent you from getting a promotion. Just be clear about that and demonstrate that in your performance discussions.

    Overall – do not think that your situation is the end of the world !! Good luck with everything !!

  42. Make sure you meet the head hunter in future, or in fact realise that if the head hunter doesn’t want to meet you they are working at a CV bucket shop who spray CVs around the City in the hope of getting a few bites by potential employers. Also I’d suggest, if you are serious about your job search that you update LinkedIn, make yourself more visible and then you’ll be head hunter for roles that are relevant and suit your skills and background, simples :)

  43. You can sue because you are suffering from this unprofessionnal behaviour. This will compensate for the bonus and the promotion you could not get.

    Now that your boss knows that you are open to a move, you should be frank with him and tell him exactly what you want : next job, promotions.
    I guess your boss will acknowledge that despite applying for another job you remained professional. So, you can negotiate with him : OK I stay for another XX months because you have gaps in your team, I am fine training other people, but then you should help me get what I want.

    To avoid the same situation in the future, you should primarily rely on connections that will let you know whether positions are available (alumni, networking). Alternatively, you may use recruiters that are recommended by good friends.

  44. I agree with a frank but firm discussion with your boss.

    There are of course disreputable recruiters out there, I know of an Owner of a boutique firm in Asia who sent a very senior manager in financial markets for an interview and then called his boss and told him the Sr guy was interviewing! The “candidate” involved was my client. But there are also reputable Recruiters, often candidate put it in writing to me not to release details until I have contacted them about jobs, but again this would not have solved your situation.

    As recruiters our statistics say once you have applied for a job, and if your boss persuades you to stay, the stats say you will have still left your firm in 12 mths. So if your boss finds out you are looking it can go 2 ways – you can negotiate for more money, promotion etc or they will sideline you.

    As you applied for a Sales job he may think you are not committed to your current job which is in fact possibly the case so you need to prepare your script very well and really work out what you want first.

    On another note however, Recruiters are basically commission based we really don’t appreciate people who want to benchmark themselves, use us to get a counter offer etc., as an experienced Recruiter (I have over 20y in Head Hunting) we can typically spot this behaviour and we will drop you.

    Similarly clients use recruiters to get market info, I tend to warn the candidate if I feel the client is doing this and advise them not to give out too much information. One well known Head of Private Banking in Hong Kong has time and time again demanded a client list, faked a job offer then dropped the offer at midnight.

    I don’t advise taking legal action, it will eat up a year of your life, you need firm evidence in writing, you cannot prove loss of income, and you will get a bad reputation in the markets.

    Work out what you really want, make a strong case to your boss or keep looking for what you want. and Good Luck – sorry you had this experience.

  45. I experienced far worse.. I had recruitment consultants post jobs similar to mine but with higher pay on this site… just to see if I would apply for it. These job interviews went something like tell me all the type of jobs you are looking for so that I can tell your boss what kind of ‘genuine’ jobs you might apply for in the future and he can ring up that firm even before you apply and screw your chances of getting a move.. Do NOT TRUST recrutiment cosultants;they are not PAID BY THE CANDIDATES THEY ARE PAID BY THE FIRMS…

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