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Job interview on Tuesday

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by buckeejit, 12 Sep 2009.

  1. buckeejit

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,993

    Hi all

    Right, so, an agency contacted me last week as they found my C.V. on Monster. They said that there was a job opening with a Business Travel Agency and they are looking for people with the experience/skills I have. The agency said that the wages are £16,000 to £20,000pa dependent on experience. Great I thought, a few perks and good wages as I'm currently on £14,300pa. Well, I was just researching the company website and typed the address into google as I need to know where it is (don't want to be later for my interview). A few clicks later I landed on the job centre website and there was the job that I applied for but the wage stated £5.73 per hour negotiable.

    My question is - Do you think the agency was lying or do you think that if I get the job, I'll get anything from £16,000 up?

    Sorry, if I get this job it'll be my 3rd in 7 years so I don't really have much experience with wages and stuff :(
     
  2. Going to Cali

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Aug 2004

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    Ask at the interview.
     
  3. buckeejit

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Aug 2004

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    I wanted to know what people thought on OCUK :p
     
  4. MikeHunt79

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    I'd contact the company, as the agency takes their cut also so it would be good to get it from the horses mouth! :)
     
  5. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

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    the only way to find out is to go through the interview as normal, and then mention it during wage negotiations
    the advert you found could be a slightly different job than the one advertised, or the agency quoted you a higher wage due to your experience and skills.

    do not mention money in the interview unless they bring it up first.
     
    Last edited: 12 Sep 2009
  6. buckeejit

    Mobster

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    I know this, it's a big no no lol.
     
  7. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

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    No, ask after they have offered you the job.
     
  8. Mr-White

    Capodecina

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    The agencies also like to deal with pay negotiations so they get the best deal and look good to both parties.

    speak to the agency and see what they have to say about the wages

    MW
     
  9. buckeejit

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Aug 2004

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    right, I didn't know this. will do mate. Thanks.
     
  10. borich_planner

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Feb 2009

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    I would always ask about wage etc at the interview. I would not reply on any third parties to do that for me. Mind you I have never gone through a Agency for a job.

    Borich