COLUMBIA, MARYLAND -- Meghan Lavender was absolutely an awesome recruiter. She genuinely cares about the individual that she is working with/for. I most admire her willingness to listen, her capacity to empathize, and the desire to help when things get sticky. She is very positive, has tried to be as helpful as possible, and always provides words of encouragement. Meghan is always on top of things, cheerful, professional, sweet, and an advocates. She never give up on me and has bend over backwards to ensure that she find a good match for me efficiently; she ensure the match is based on my career, and not just my resume. I am very blessed to have Meghan as my recruiter. I cannot say enough good things about her. I hope to be able to keep in contact and hopefully have the opportunity to work within the future.
CHAMBERSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA -- I'm going to try to keep this as clean and as short as possible. I had my resume on a job seeking site and was contacted by a recruter for Aerotek staffing in. He said I fit the criteria for a job opening for a company (1hr.45min. away from my home) I said right away that the max hourly wage for the job would not cover my overnight stay and/or per diem. Which he said he would look into. After trading contact and scheduling info, an interview was established, 2 and a half hours away. I made it clear I didn't want to waste anyones time. He called me the day before the interview and said the "client" was willing to pay a "significantly higher wage than the one posted on the add". That gave me the incentive to go to the interview, during which the "client" had no idea I was coming from so far away and that I was looking for overnight accomidations and/or per diem on top of the hourly wage posted. I was very angry and I still am since I was basically told what I wanted to hear so I would go to the interview.
The client was also misinformed but the only thing he lost was 5 minutes of his time. Figuring my time, mileage, gas and food, the trip cost me aroung $170. All because a recruter lied to me. DO NOT TRUST AEROTEK.