Mission: Bridging the disconnect in entry-level hiring
Great company really helped me find what I was looking for in a job and work atmosphere.
No cons. Great company really helped me find what I was looking for in a job and work atmosphere
I applied online. I interviewed at GradStaff.
I submitted my resume online and was told they wanted to schedule me for in in person interview. We set up a time, and spoke about my career aspirations and past experiences. The person on the phone seemed to have no idea what she was doing. I am a recent college graduate applying for entry level positions and she kept insisting I knew exactly where my career was heading. I didn't know exactly only had a vague idea and she kept insisting me to know exactly where my career is headed as a recent college grad. A staffing agency that works with recent college graduates should be more than understanding of this but not gradstaff. She told me she would forward my resume to a manager and they will let me know if any jobs fit, which is an indirect way of saying we are not inviting you for an interview. I think what ticked me off was the lack of directness when choosing not to move forward with someone. It is extremely rude and unprofessional to lie to someone saying they will forward your resume to a manager, and then never respond to any of their emails or calls. A recruiting company should be able give honest feedback and not waste people's time. I only realized they basically dropped me when I worked with other recruiting companies who invited me for an in person interview, gave me contacts, and responded to all my emails and phone calls. Every other staffing agency was more than understanding that I didn't exactly know what career I wanted but had an idea of what type of role I wanted and helped guide me. Not gradstaff. Also their interview screening questions are not relevant at all to the questions job interviews ask you. Most of the other recruiting agencies asked behavioral questions as would a job interviewer asked me and that prepared me extremely well as well as questions about my general interests and what I liked working as in the past. Gradstaff more asks what type of career you want to enter and about specific detailed career goals, which a college grad wouldn't know yet.
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