5 Types of Recruiters: Which One Do YOU Need?

Working with different types of recruiters

Are you considering working with a recruiter? If you are looking for a new job (or even thinking about it), chances are you’ve been contacted by several recruiters. Do you know the difference between the types of recruiters reaching out to you? Choosing whether to work with a recruiter at all is the first step…

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What you can learn from 382 recruiters chasing a fake candidate

recruiters chase a fake candidate

On the Recruiting Animal’s Facebook page he shared a link to this: The inside story of how 382 recruiters pursued an imaginary engineer There is a lot to learn from this write-up.  Even though it is for recruiters to learn, I think we can learn a lot, too.  Some things I took away (there are…

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Why you are the perfect fit but still not getting hired

Check out this post on Recruiting Blogs: Why You Should Never Hire the Perfect Candidate Before reading it I wanted to respond saying ‘this is the drivel that recruiters read and think… what horrible advice!’ But then I read the post, and Meghan has some excellent points!  The think I’m taking away from this is…

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Working with Recruiters. Worth It?

Good post on RecruitingBlogs titled A Candidate’s Guide to Working with Recruitment Consultants At the end of the article the author says it is a two way relationship. In the first comment, the commentor says “being in control of your CV and where it is being sent is so important.” Can you have a two-way…

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5 Huge Networking Mistakes

You know one of my inspirations for blog posts is RecruitingBlogs.com.  They have tons of great stuff. The post that inspired today’s writing is by James Nathan, titled The Biggest Referral Mistakes – The 5 most common things NOT to do! James is talking to recruiters about networking and passive referrals (or, word of mouth…

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How Are Recruiters Looking For You?

Yesteryear they were looking on Monster and other job boards. They would pay money to sift through resume banks, whether from job boards or from their own internal system. In recent years they were looking for you on LinkedIn (where there were a bunch of passive candidates – supposedly their favorite kind of candidate). Check…

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The Truth About Job Postings (Recruiting Blogs)

Do job postings (and job descriptions) frustrate you? They should. Check out this article by Cody Pierson on RecruitingBlogs: The Truth About Job Postings Talk to a handful of recruiters and HR people and you’ll know they are as frustrated about job postings as job seekers are (well, maybe almost as frustrated as job seekers…

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Ready for the Brutal Truth in your Job Search?

If you are ready for the brutal truth, read this post: Strike 1 – You’re Out! Jerry Albright is well-known among his recruiter colleagues.  And in that post he’s not mincing words. Can you afford a mistake in follow-up?  Can you talk your way out of missing an interview? Is if fair for recruiters to pull you…

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Bad Networking = Miserable Job Search

One of the reasons my job search was miserable was because I was networking wrong. I didn’t know how to network right. A pivotal point in my job search was when I devoured the book Never Eat Alone, by Keith Ferrazzi.  My eyes were opened, and I changed how I networked, and everything else changed. Perhaps best…

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