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Recruiter hasty about questions

Posted By: NM on 2008-07-09
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I am being very cautious with any employment I accept because I have been burned several times in the past.  I spoke with a recruiter today who either will not answer my questions or cannot answer them.  Do recruiters know what accounts they are hiring for?  I asked the recruiter what accounts she was hiring for and she could only repeat for acute care.  I asked her several more times and she really got hasty and said acute care hospital.  I asked the percentage of ESLs and she got hasty and said every company has ESLs.  My goodness are my questions that hard?

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Hasty and Recruiter does not a good combo make!
Many are bad enough when they aren't hasty, with the evasive answers, with us getting a reality check from what we were promised and what really is once we've committed ourselves to the company. I wouldn't take the job myself. I don't trust a hasty recruiter. Something sounds fishy. A more reasonable answer would be that he/she would get back to you with answers, not just skirting the topic. Not good. If the recruiter doesn't know the details of what they are recruiting for, that's not the sign of them representing a good company.
Do not be too hasty...
to go with FutureNet. I guess it depends on what account you work on. I worked on the hem/onc account for a little over a year and the dictators are overwhelmingly ESL. Now I don't mind doing my share of hard to understand dictation, but I do not like that many. It is very difficult to get a good line count.
Actually I posted looking for answers to my questions above, not looking to answer questions, but

to here goes...firstly, I don't know about the platform, only that it is Word based. Secondly, I have many years cardio, and thirdly, no the test was not hard. Still looking for any answers to my questions above. Thanks in advance.

Not a recruiter...

In fact, no longer work for Spheris, but only because working 20 hours PT in addition to my FT job became too much. I cannot compare it to other nationals as I haven't worked for any others, but it was a good experience for me in many ways; good accounts, good supervisor, pay always on time.

Not every company is going to be a good fit for everyone.

damage control at its finest
recruiter-can't believe she said that. SM
I had one recruiter say to me, because I worked for a big national: "You must not be a very good Transcriptionist if you're working for them!" I said "EXCUSE ME! I have almost 30 years experience and have outstanding quality and can back that up." I told her straight out that her comment really offended me. Needless to say, that turned me completely off on that company and I did not pursue employment there. Too bad. They missed out on a great transcriptionist. Their loss.
Recruiter said they will
I was hired a few weeks ago and the recruiter said that they pay headers, footers and spaces. I don't know if it counting them or not. The platform is terrible and the sound quality is even worse.

what recruiter quit?
As a recruiter
I would like to tell you that I look for blanks on tests. I do not count that against an applicant, nor should anybody else. It is always better to blank a word than to guess at it. A blank says I don't know for sure and do not want to guess. It basically lets a recruiter know that you know when to ask for help.
OR their new recruiter. LOL!!!
Are you a recruiter?
are you a recruiter?
Not a recruiter either
Just a plain ole MT.  Check out their website for recruiting info.  Don't think we're allowed to post names and numbers here.
What does it take to become a recruiter?sm
Boy some of these recruiters!!! Just what does it require to be a recruiter.Just got an email from one and my goodness at the grammar!!! Hard to believe.
That too. It is not a sin to tell a recruiter that you are not
sure. Being honest is the best way. Recruiters are trained in knowing how to evaluate what knowledge you have. The trained ones can tell.
Ask the recruiter
The recruiter won't tell you
The recruiter won't tell you it is difficult to get a linecount. Also, not sure who the new recruiter is. They lost a lot of people when making the decision to train in Trinidad. The company used to say they would never offshore and they had a decent reputation and were a good company to work for until the owner got money hungry. The company had been started by his late wife and obviously her ideals of keeping the work here became unimportant to him after awhile.
Was this recruiter's...sm
 I had a similar thing happen to me recently.
Ex-recruiter is exactly right (sm)
If you are an organized recruiter all of this can be accomplished in a short period of time. All it takes is good organization, attention to detail and professionalism. Anyone who expresses an interest in your company deserves a response.

Recruiter ads
I have seen 1 ad on the boards for recruiters wanted. You could always just send in a resume to the nationals with that information on your resume - that you are applying for recruiter position.


The company I am working for now is actually looking for 2 recruiters.  Please email me if you are interested.


Not a recruiter
I have worked there for 3+ years on the Merit side. No real complaints here. We have an occasional work slowdown on my team, but that is infrequent and only lasted for part of a day in the cases I recall. The benefits package there is one of the best I have heard of in MT also.
As a recruiter, someone who actually has done
wonderful things in transcription does not get a test! People get nervous, PARTICULARLY if they have accomplished high achievements in this industry. If the person had proven herself in the field, then waive the test. She knows her stuff! It would be one thing if she just told you, but I know one woman who has done marvelous things in the industry that actually helped make the industry better for the MT and was given a test and flunked. She knows her stuff more than the MTTest site where she took the test.

No other field would test someone who has proven themselves 100 times over.

You may talk this way yourself, but are you an MT and can you pass a test? I know one recruiter that couldn't pass a simple QA test and told me so. I waived it but I did her no favors by doing so as she was an awful QA person, but that was really not her expertise. To tell you the truth, the only thing she was good at was running her mouth and gossiping. she might make a good professional gossip. I still hired her though and all I heard was how horrible everyone was at the company and this person said this, that person said that and I knew the love life of everyone there, then she complained to me as to what was expected of the QA staff (numbers) during the day. When you spend your time on the phone talking to everyone in the company, you won't make the numbers.

Recruiters need to relax on testing everyone in the field that have a PROVEN TRACK RECORD WITH MT COMPANIES...not hospitals, but MT companies. If they have worked successfully for MT companies and done well, held their job, made a decent line rate, they can do the job for the most part.
Their recruiter is probably one of the two
that I have ever spoken to that are pleasant to deal with. I have spoken to many recruiters and to say that there are just TWO is saying something. This lady will get back to you if she said she would. I have found her to be professional and up front with everything. If she said she had to take care of some things, perhaps something came up in her life that she had to handle. Recruiters are human too. I am sure she will get back with you as soon as she can. She's a nice lady.
Are you a recruiter?
How may someone apply with your company?
Or maybe you are the recruiter.

They used to have the best recruiter
but I can't remember who it was. She was so sweet and would work with you.
the recruiter
was Leslie if memory serves. I used to work for AllType and resigned when I noticed things were going down hill.
The recruiter probably is -
The recruiter made a claim of an extremely high line rate, something like 500-600 lines per hour as I recall.
Recruiter? TTS has no recruiter
who is the recruiter now?
Even the long-time recruiter jumped ship!
Recruiter is nothing
QA/sup was very rude while I was there. Never in my extensive professional life had treatment like I had there. Maybe your account lead will be better, but mine made my life a nightmare. I was so sorry to taking the leap, but went to another national where I am very happy.
Who is the recruiter at MDI-MD? - sm

Does Dorothy always put the ads up?  Can't think of the recruiter's name who I spoke to within the last year - wondering if she is still there.

What are part-time/full-time lines per day?

How do holidays work - I know this has changed lately - do you still pick 3 to work per year?

What is the best platform they have - c-phone or inet?  Either way you work in Bayscribe, I assume?  How much demographic junk needs to be input by the MT?

Thanks for any info.

She is not a recruiter.
Some people just do not stop to think before they type. She has most definitely misrepresented herself and reflected a poor light on KS.
Could be a recruiter
who may be attempting to collect a fee for forwarding qualified applicants.
The former recruiter was let go. (sm)
Don't know about the Onc platform(s).
To Recruiter below

There was no reply to message link, so I had to make a new posting.   Recruiter, I let the ES recruiter set the time - I am available every morning 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and all day on Monday.  She set the time for 11:30 A on Monday (my day off), did not call, did not email and when I emailed her on Friday to find out what happened, I did not get a reply to that followup email.   This is the third time that something similar has happened to me in the past month or so since I started this job search.  I've been in this business a long time and I remember when I used to get a phone call within a few minutes after faxing or emailing my resume.  Services had honest to goodness needs for MTs and jumped on those of us with a proven track record.  

You work 9 to 5?   How nice for you.  I have never had a 9 to 5 job in this business.  If you or someone in your family ever has a medical emergency, you will be reminded that the vast majority of us in healthcare do not work 9 to 5. 

It sounds to me like you are the one who needs to grow up.  If you are recruiting MTs, you need to work your schedule around them and you need to be professional and follow up.  I was more than accommodating to the ES recruiter and she didn't even have the courtesy to reply to my followup and let me know whether she was okay or not.  Unfortunately, it sounds like your attitude is typical of the recruiters today. 



They have only 1 recruiter
TransTech is growing so much but have only now decided to get more help in the office. They have been overworked but are still the best company once you get your foot in the door. My advice would be to call and ask for Debbie Hood, who is the transcription manager and recruiter. Please don't write them off or give up.


Wonder if it was AllType.(?) My recent experience with their rude mouthy recruiter (female) soured me to the extent I would never consider working for them--at any pay. My first time job hunting (& testing) in over 25 years and after she (unsuccessfully) walked me through installing ExpressScribe (so that I could complete the tests), she said (incredulously and condescendingly): I have no clue what in the world YOU did wrong here but don't worry, I'll hire you anyway. After replying that I was just beginning my job search, was in the stage of comparing companies, and that I had already received a higher cpl offer, she sent a snippy Email that the company who offered the higher cpl was probably lacking in other areas and that I could reapply with her in 6 months. Fat chance! If she is a representative of her company, that's the last place I would consider.
Recruiter at MDI-MD
Her name is ****name removed by moderator****
Not a recruiter
I'm not a recruiter at all - just a good MT looking for good companies and I hear ATSI is one of the few left who hires only US MTs and that is truly appreciated!
is there a new recruiter there? NM
just wondering.
Recruiter #?
I was speaking to June Jackson at Transolutions a few months ago, but her email is coming back to me when I try to contact her now. Does anyone have contact information for recruiting? I already tested and interviewed with them and I don't want to go through the process again if I can help it.
MDI recruiter
I just had an interview today with the recruiter from MDI and I do not think she was being truthful.  She said they never over hire, but I am reading on this board that many MTs are out of work due to over hiring.  I think I will not even give her the time of day to call her back and tell her I am not coming aboard.  Why not tell the truth? Geez!!!
Well, then there should be more than one recruiter

I am not trying to be unkind, but I get kind of tired of the excuses from these nationals that they receive so many resumes and cannot sift through them.  If that is truly the case, then they should hire more recruiters especially when the ad states needed immediately.  I can relate to this OP's frustration. 

I have sent out resumes for ads on these boards and never gotten so much as a got your resume;reviewing it;or whatever.

I have a document in Word on all the places I've sent over the past six months and out of those 10 companies, I think maybe 3 got back to me. 

So what happens is, I keep looking, and then the first one a month later gets back to me and it's just a big turnoff. 

I had one recently sending me e-mails (after 2 weeks) in the middle of the night; supposedly American MTSO.  Now please? 

All of the ads state they want this and they want that, but they can't respond in a timely manner.

I'm sorry, but that's not a good excuse (too many resumes).  If most of these nationals that advertise here at 2-300 resumes, they wouldn't keep putting ads on every day, now would they? 

Hey, recruiter!
When I applying for a job--wha? Did you not proofread your post? E-mails count too, even if not face-to-face. The standards you apply to others should apply to your posts as well.
Unbelievable....and she probably makes a lot more $$ than the transcriptionists.
only 1 recruiter
Another recruiter
I spoke with a gentleman today - I as so excited that they called that I cannot remember his name.  Anyone have any ideas?