If you allow others to control your career, you will only get the reward they allow.
Three types of recruiters
There are three basic recruiting types. Knowing which one will help you the most is extremely important. Go to the wrong one and you’ll get that nagging feeling that he is not on your side.
Mass marketers work with companies that need a lot of people. They process candidates in a systematic way and send out resumes by the dozen. They are great if you want a job where there are 10 or 100 people doing the same thing you are, like at a help desk or clerical job.
Professional pickers find individuals for spots where 1 to 3 people are needed. The pace is slower. Personality and skills become a huge factor. Programmers, accountants, managers and other jobs are often in this group.
Boutique elite recruiters are looking for top jobs. They hunt their quarry one person at a time. The find presidents, CFO’s, CIO’s, plant managers and very high level engineers.
Think about the type of job you want. You need to make sure your recruiter is at the right level. Ask your recruiter how many people they have placed in the job you want in the past year. Ask them why you should let them represent you.
Control your job search. Evaluate the people who offer to help you. More on that soon.
Something To Do Today
Take control of your job search. Let any recruiter who offers to help be a helper. You keep searching yourself and control your search by requiring feedback.
Tuesday December 8th I will be doing free seminars on
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