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Common Misconceptions about Working with Agency Recruiters

In this article written for Job-Hunt.org, I cover five popular misconceptions about working with agency recruiters.  The article also references several links that may be helpful in understanding how this process works and what to expect.  These misconceptions include:

  • Recruiters will find me a job.
  • All recruiters are the same.
  • Recruiters are career counselors.
  • Apply for all the jobs the recruiter has listed.
  • All I need is a simple LinkedIn profile and the recruiters will be banging on my door.

If you’ve never worked with a recruiter before, this article is a “must read.”

Article: Working with Agency Recruiters

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January 17, 2012 - Posted by | General Musings, Job-Hunt.org article, Personal Branding, Recruiting Industry, Working with Recruiters

2 Comments »

  1. In the UK recruitment agents sometimes play dirty tactics when recruiting individuals. Common practices include posting fake jobs to get candidates on their books, asking about who the jobseeker works with to get colleagues contact details, and asking the jobseeker who their HR manager is in order to sell recruitment services. Commission can also be disproportionate and can cost the employer significant amounts of money for each position.

    E.g. see http://blog.emptylemon.co.uk/2011/08/why-you-should-avoid-most-it-recruitment-agencies/

    Comment by Andrew Kelly | September 25, 2012 | Reply

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