A friend of my with decades of experience in the high tech field for very well known companies with a killer resume got a call from Aerotek / Chicago about a contract position from someone named Maggie. She explained she took a few years off to take care of her dying mother, was semi-retired but would consider their req for a 6 month contract.
After gathering the names of three references (hiring mangers they can now spam) she was told the recruiters manager at Aerotek wouldn't even submit her to the client because she was out of work for three years. I've known this person for years and I can assure you she has stayed current and there is nothing new she would have to learn. But the hiring manager at the client will never have a chance to find out. I myself have sealed with recruiters and contract agencies who have pulled some whoppers but I have never heard of any thing so ***.
I've relayed this story to all of my friends in high tech. Steer clear of this company which is apparently just a temp agency way out of their league dealing with high tech professionals.
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