An ex-colleague of mine applied for a job via Aeroprofessional. The hours on type needed was pretty high for this type of assignment. Did not hear anything about it, then applied direct to the airline and got an offer quite soon. Once at company conversion course, my ex-colleague spoke to the Head of Training at the airline, and brought the hour requirements up. The HoT said "we've never had those requirements, were did you hear this?"
Nobody else that applied via aeroprofessional got even an offer.
Is this common for recruitment agencies - to make up their own version of the story?
Funnily enough, I've found it the other way round. An agency leaves out a critical requirement (age limit?). You are encouraged to apply ( thereby qualifying as an agency sourced applicant! ) you spend a day filling in the airlines online application (several times 'cos it keeps crashing!) send it off, and wait excitedly for an indeterminate period of time. Then the airline replies that theyre "velly solly bur you don have proper requiremen". On the other hand I could just be a cynical old git!!
Then call them back and tell them the T&Cs aren't acceptable.
When they can't come up with any crew then they'll have to go back to the client and tell them they'll have to up the offer.
We, the pilot community, are our own worst enemies when it comes to organising to improve T&Cs, because someone, somewhere, will accept the dross which is exactly what the agencies and airline accounting bloodsuckers rely on..
What am I missing here? There seems to be no paucity of adequately qualified pilots chasing not that many jobs for pretty awful Ts & Cs so why do the airlines need to go through agencies to get a hold of them? Thus eroding the already slim profit margins.