I am an experienced travel nurse and I'm signed up with two agencies. On the advice on another traveler, I decided to sign up for a third agency. From the get go, I felt this recruiter and I just did not "click".
I was very direct about my needs, explaining I am currently at home working until January. I advised I am NOT available until after the second week in January because I am signed up on the schedule for my home job.
For starters, I feel he just don't listen. His personality is very aggressive and he literally called me three times back to back while I was filling out my application and doing the online requirements to make sure I "was doing them". I also provided two professional references (the ones I use all the time), along with their e-mail addresses and he called one of the references several times, leaving several messages. Then he proceeded to call me and asked for a personal cell phone number for the reference and I told him I will not provide that info, he will need to e-mail them, as I have provided an e-mail address on both references.
Fast forward to yesterday, I come out the gym to check my phone, I have two messages from him stating he has submitted me to a hospital in CA, and I need to get back with him ASAP because they want to interview me TODAY. We have not discussed anything about submission. While I'm checking the e-mail, he is calling me, I answer and he gives me the PERSONAL cell phone number for the the ED manager and instruct me to call her ASAP for an interview. I asked him a series of questions like what type of hospital it is, (he could not answer if teaching or non teaching), I asked him what is it for days or nights (he didnt know, states you can ask the manager during the interview), I asked him if it was for 36 or 48 hours, again, he couldn't answer.
Meanwhile, I got two messages from the ED manager for an interview, all while I was working in the ED. I called the recruiter back and told him I'm working in the ED, assigned to trauma, and there is no way I can possible sit down for a 30 minute interview unless it's on my lunch break and I have other business calls I need to make. I also expressed I feel like I'm being strong armed into giving an interview.
This recruiter has since called FIVE MORE TIMES during my work day and left several messages. I do not want to do the interview and I want to cut ties with this company all together, considering I'm just not feeling their business practices.
Any advice? BTW, my other company has submitted me for another job I really want in Southern CA and I like my recruiter at this company. It's like a day and night difference.