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I've been working for firstPRO for quite some time now and I am very proud of our growth and the limited turn over our teams have experienced in the past 3 years. I am proud of the relationships we have build with job seekers and companies all over the Philadelphia region. firstPRO offers all the tools you need to be be successful in recruiting and they achieve their success in a very ethical way. Working here as afforded a great career path for those who work hard and exceed expectations.
My experience has been so extremely positive working at firstPRO that it's difficult to pin point a "con" We are a company that recruits to support management and human resource staff directly and tend to avoid business that is managed using a VMS not allowing those relationships to be developed. If you look to run a VMS business, our model would not be the best place for you at this present time.
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Continue to listen and offer your support and expertise. Thank you for creating a culture that has allowed me to be successful. Thank you for all the guidance and mentorship in the recruiting industry.
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Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at FirstPRO (Philadelphia, PA) in January 2015.
The single strangest interviewing experience I've ever had. I had an initial phone interview with the recruiting manager, which seemed pretty standard. I had a lot of hesitations about interviewing after reading some really bad reviews on here and other sites, but the conversation went well enough that I figured I would agree to take the next step. Next I had an in person interview over dinner with the recruiting manager and the owner's son-in-law. It went well enough that at the end they asked, at their suggestion, that I come in the office early one morning to meet with the CEO. 5 days went by and I arranged my schedule to be there bright and early. 3 days before the final interview, however, I received an email from the recruiter who submitted me for the position letting me know that they had decided to move onto other candidates and the reason I was given was that I was unwilling to go to their office during normal business hours. Huh? Wait. They told the recruiter that I had suggested coming in at that early time. Now none of this makes sense because if that time was unacceptable and I had suggested it, why wouldn't they have just said then and there it wasn't acceptable? Why? Because it didn't happen that way. So now I'm thinking this must be a mistake, so I reach out to the hiring manager for clarification. Indeed, a short time later I received a reply berating me for not making myself available during normal business hours. As you can guess, now I'm angry, the recruiter is confused, and no one had any explanations. The recruiting manager said at the end of the message he would reach out to me once they completed their search to possibly move forward. After discussing this situation with the recruiter, we both agreed that this was not the opportunity for me, so I wrote the recruiting manager a message asking to pull me from this and any future opportunities. I just couldn't work under someone who had outright lied about me and in doing so damaged my reputation as a candidate in the marketplace.
So be very careful when dealing with them. They are most likely wasting your time or worse. Also don't believe what your told about them. I did some research before my first interview and most of the things I was told to be very misleading, a 5 min search on Google will clear everything up, which is why I had hesitations before I even interviewed. And after all of that, you're still comfortable continuing, more power to you.
- I was never asked any real or traditional interview questions, more of a conversation of how they do things and how I do things. Answer Question
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