Does this practice make anyone else uncomfortable?

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jojo
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Postby jojo » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:54 am

Recruiters are nothing but flashy salesmen. None of the information they're asking for is required until you get a job offer.

The recruiter may ask for your address to see if he/ she needs to negotiate a relocation package on your behalf. I would give them my current residence metro area and refer to the PO box for correspondence. Another thought is maybe the recruiter is doing a preliminary background check to save them the hassle of sending you to an interview only to get DQ'ed during the background check. You can always ask why the recruiter is asking for the info. If they can't give you a straight answer, there are plenty of other recruiters out there.


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Postby MemberSince99 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:47 am

I've decided that I'm just not giving them that information. No job is worth it to me to have my credit destroyed, because almost all of them check your credit these days (though what the hell that has to do with your job is beyond me) so if that's destroyed getting a job becomes very difficult (even more difficult than it already is, which is hard enough already).

The last thing I need in life right now is that, and having vultures harassing me non-stop to pay "my" bills from ID theft, and once my credit is destroyed I know I have a snowball's chance in hell of getting it fixed, it will be screwed up for at least 7 years and my current creditors will drop me but that will be the LEAST of my problems when I'm homeless and jobless.
It's one thing when bad luck and your poor choices cause that - it's another thing altogether when you get your ID stolen and did basically nothing wrong. But in our system, it's pretty much the same thing regardless.

So to all those guys who demand that, my answer is going to simply be "NO". Better to lose a maybe interview than the alternative.



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