Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


46 posts


#62500 8-Jun-2010 19:32
Send private message

I have decided to make the move to the Wellington IT pond. However, I am now going through the joys of dealing with the Wellington employment agencies and I can say it has not been the most enjoyable experience to date.

Does anyone have recommendations for agencies? Either for or against?

One agency appears to have led me down a path on a role that they do not appear to be officially representing the organisation for (I discovered the employer had their own add in place as well). A friend has told me it is common practice for them to read listings and then create their own listing for the role and try and refer people to the organisation. Has anybody experienced this?

Another agency is listing roles they do not actually have available. All this is really wasting a lot of my time and becoming increasingly frustrating.



Create new topic
4411 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #339520 8-Jun-2010 20:11
Send private message

When I was working in retail, I would get calls from agencies saying they had people waiting to be interviewed, and if they could send them to me. 99% were muppets, they did not suit what we were advertising, some agencies would end up sending no one, others who got rejected were apparently told by the agency to 'just turn up'.

Unfortunately some agencies are just out there to get commission, and they don't care how they get it.

I can't help you find a job, but you are not alone in being dicked around.

29286 posts

Uber Geek

Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #339523 8-Jun-2010 20:27
Send private message

One agency I would recommend is 920, my girlfriend is currently on her 2nd job contracting through them.


6408 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #339526 8-Jun-2010 20:47
Send private message

Being on the receiving side of recruiters, we were burned once by a useless contractor, and now I wouldn't touch one with a barge pole.

6651 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #339534 8-Jun-2010 20:52
Send private message

I had great experiences with Duncan & Ryan but haven't dealt with them as Talent2 yet.


46 posts


  #340059 10-Jun-2010 08:04
Send private message

Just an update.

I finally managed to contact the organisation with the role I was interested in and explain what had happened with the employment agency. They confirmed they were not dealing with any agencies, the good news is they have asked me to submit an application even though the role had closed off.

So, to the employment agencies that do this .... shame on you!!

4123 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user

  #340073 10-Jun-2010 08:51
Send private message

Name and Shame them.

180 posts

Master Geek

  #340100 10-Jun-2010 10:12
Send private message

gehenna: I had great experiences with Duncan & Ryan but haven't dealt with them as Talent2 yet.

+ 1

The best success I had though was to use the local paper.

Create new topic

News »

Huawei launches IdeaHub Pro in New Zealand
Posted 27-Oct-2020 16:41

Southland-based IT specialist providing virtual services worldwide
Posted 27-Oct-2020 15:55

NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon
Posted 27-Oct-2020 08:30

Huawei introduces new features to Petal Search, Maps and Docs
Posted 26-Oct-2020 18:05

Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon
Posted 21-Oct-2020 08:34

Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18

Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12

Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06

Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47

OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52

Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34

Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29

AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13

Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57

Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.