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Tag Archives: Recruiter
If, while unemployed and seeking a job, a recruiter places you in a temporary role, work with another recruiter to find a permanent role. With 40 to 60% margins, recruiters can make more placing people through temporary employment than perm. … Continue reading
If you’re resume is public, or you’ve indicated on a professional or social networking site that you are receptive to employment solicitations, take care in opening attachments (e.g. job descriptions) from recruiters that you did not contact first. Spammers use … Continue reading
As mentioned in our post General Professional Opinion On Excluding Job Experience From Resumes, we have performed a very informal, unscientific survey of recruiters, HR managers and hiring managers for their opinion on excluding previous work experience from resumes. Following … Continue reading
There’s no need to apologize for rejecting requests or favors. If someone you don’t like or know invites you to connect through LinkedIn or Facebook, it’s absolutely okay to decline the invitation without making excuses.
If you have an open requisition, consider the following in order to maximize your interview process. To the extent the following is used in formulating an interview process, discuss the process with interview process participants to ensure consistency. Likewise, ask … Continue reading
If, while unemployed and seeking permanent employment, a recruiter tells you an employer will not consider you for temporary employment unless you agree not to search for jobs while temporarily employed, confirm this with the employer. The recruiter has an incentive to keep … Continue reading
Recruiters: to ensure success with your recruits and employers, manage everyone’s expectations and be realistic. If you’re dishonest or overly pushy, most likely the parties involved will perceive it. If you don’t accurately or adequately represent their interests, most likely they … Continue reading
If a recruiter contacts you unsolicited, double-check his credentials prior to working with him by searching the standing of his business on the Better Business Bureau and Secretary of State websites. View the company’s information on LinkedIn, including the number of “Followers” and employees. The ”recruiter” could … Continue reading
Don’t work with a recruiter who uses free webmail, such as Gmail, Yahoo! and Hotmail, as a means of contact. It calls into question the recruiter’s legitimacy.
If, while unemployed and seeking a job, a recruiter places you in a temporary role, work with another recruiter to find a permanent role. With 40 to 60% margins, recruiters can make more placing people through temporary employment than perm. The … Continue reading
If your recruiter is telling you to do something intuition says is not in your best interest or will produce negative results – such as falsifying your resume, lying about your reasons for leaving an employer or begging a reference … Continue reading
Don’t use multiple recruiters – try to limit it to one or two. A recruiter’s ultimate goal is the commission. If one recruiter refered you to a role in which another recruiter that you work with has a competing recruit, the second recruiter has … Continue reading
Treat enlisting a recruiter as you would hiring an employee: request referrals from your connections; interview the recruiter; inquire into companies they work with, their connections, experiences and areas of expertise; test how they would respond to certain situations; ask … Continue reading