I've joined many recruitment agencies in my search for an international job however, I've had a few negative experiences and wanted to share them. 1) Told that the school was offering a family friendly package and being put forward for an interview only to find out that the school wanted single teachers. The Skype interview only lasted 7 mins after becoming very awkward, they didn't know what to say to me!! After which the consultant completely ignored my emails. 2) After declining an interview because the package was not suitable I went ahead with the interview as the agent advised me to do it for the experience and that I had nothing to lose. I was offered the job, but declined it as we would have been financially worse off accepting and going abroad. I explained but felt the agent didn't agree with me! I have since applied for another job with the same agency through one of the other recruitment consultants. She was to due to arrange my interviews for me then found out that I had previously declined an offer, insisted that the previous offer made to me was very good and i should seriously consider it!! Again I explained everything to her and have not heard from her since! 3) Another agency insisting that I apply for these current roles in Abu Dhabi, after declining twice with a genuine and valid reason I'm still being told that it's the best job for me and there is no other way I will get a job in Abu Dhabi! I don't think these recruitment consultants realise that people go abroad to be financially better off and obviously for the experience. Who in their right mind would leave permanent, well paid jobs only to be worse off there? Why they feel the need to persuade, force and bully people into accepting a job is beyond me!! Anyone applying should consider packages very carefully. It is very easy to fall into their trap where they make you feel like you won't get a better offer and that the situation out there is rapidly changing so grab this opportunity. If it's meant to be the right job will come along.