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Hello everyone! I have been contacted by this recruiting agency called CGC (Career group companies) and they ask to complete some paperworks on their site even before the interview with their recruiters. In my past experience, if I remember well, you fill paperworks only after you have been selected to start the assignment, so I am a little worried about this. What do you advice? Do you know if they are going to prevent me to be hired by companies directly just because I am in their system?

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Creative Circle does the same thing. they basically make you agree to their placement terms and then start looking for you.

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Career Group Companies to my knowledge is Fourth Floor. I worked with them before. Not my favorite recruiting agency. As a POC candidate, they were not attentive to my career goal needs, and mostly sent me jobs that were only lower level or not corporate at all. When I demanded for particular roles I saw on their website, they never pushed for my candidacy or deemed I was not the right fit. Other friends I had that were white, had better experiences and were normally offered higher level roles. They were also more attentive to their career journey. I don’t know if this helped, but I also went through that process of signing documents, but bad not recommended.

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I totally agree. I felt less than because I wasn’t presented to their high profile clients. It runs back to that statement where they say “it’s hard to find black / poc talent” when really they don’t pay attention to our work or our application.

This sounds weird... like what kind of paperwork 🤔

Depends on the info they're asking for. Some talent agencies bring you in as a contractor for them, and they pay you via the jobs you're hired for (and you likely sign more stuff for each job). It's not weird, but you're 100% within your rights to ask for way more info before you sign anything. Sometimes joining a talent agency can prohibit you from job searching/signing contracts on your own, cause that agency "owns" you and your work. So read everything thoroughly too.

so as for the documents I could see it's just an Arbitration Agreement and EEO & Non-Harassment Policy but there is a third step that says sign forms and I don't know if it's other documents or the formed I am supposed to fill on the second step. I don't get why I need to sign an arbitration agreement even before starting to interviewing. I read that and it looks like the usual thing like when you get hired but I am just worried that this would prevent me to get hired from companies directly, like some sort of I am their employee or something

If this is the us, be wary. Sounds like a made up company

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