Some recruiters are f**king clueless. I made it clear what my salary expectations are and then they try to push me into this staff accountant position paying 60k, which would be a 5k pay cut and I have 2 years exp about to be promoted to senior. Now she's giving me the runaround how I won't get a senior position in industry after I've told her I had interviews for senior positions already paying 85k+

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I am a MD and I had one telling me about a great manager role. I told them it would be about a 50% pay cut but they tried to convince me that the benefits are better. I politely asked them to never contact me again. To date they have not.

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What made it worse is the job description she sent me from their client said under requirements: CPA, 2+ years of public accounting. Idk who's more clueless the client or the recruiter

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My brother has been trying exit big4 as a senior manager and he's seen some fortune 500 companies who want someone to be a financial accounting manager AND internal audit manager - 2 roles but one job. And they don't even pay that well. As you can imagine, the job has been open for months because no one wants to take on a job like that for shit pay. Idk if it's covid so companies are being cheap or if this is typical.

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The recruiters don’t work for you. Their clients are the companies looking to fill the positions. That’s why they’ll push for a job you have no interest in. Their commission is based on filling the open position...not necessarily the salary that they “negotiate” on your behalf.

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Most certainly negotiate with the hiring manager, not the recruiter.

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I once had a client who graduated last in his class in accounting and the only thing he was qualified to do was work at the recruiting firm he went to.....think that sums it up

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Recruiters are a bunch of turds.

I only had about a year and a half worth of experience prior to leaving my last job so take this with a grain of salt - my issue with recruiters is they tended to ghost me, and when I’d follow up they would give me BS about me “still being on the top of their list.” Look, I know you’re not going to get a good commission getting me a 60k job, but at least be honest about your intentions.

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Had a similar experience. She told me there was no way the company would offer me the base I was expecting but passed my resume on to them anyways. Company came in $15k under, I countered and got it. Don’t let the recruiter get in your way.

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They just want to close a deal and get a commission, not get the biggest commission

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I’ve had one send me audit positions openings while I’m in tax. Then later he kept sending me more information about same audit openings while completely butchering my name.

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