Agency recruiters are slightly neurotic, money driven, friendly, busy sales people. Neurotics build castles in the air. Psychotics live in them and don’t ask questions. Are you psychotic?
Should I trust an agency recruiter?
Only if they are honest.
There are a few recruiters who lie just to keep in practice. They are the same vile few who [...]
I got a call from three business analysts from one international company in the same month. Each of them wanted to leave. The first thing cited was their low salary. When I said, “You can get a different job, but you will have to take at least a $10,000 per year pay cut,” they backed [...]
A lot of people can’t believe I get paid for working out of my attic. Sometimes it only takes a half hour from when I find out about a job until I have submitted the winning candidate.
This article uses a child’s story to tell why there are so few successful recruiters, and what the good [...]
Need a job? Recruiters see every possible mistake, and some unusually successful ploys.
Here are 50 job hunting tips from good recruiters.
“I’ll help you get a job. Trust me. Give me two weeks.”
When a recruiter says something like that, ask him,
What exactly will you do?
Which companies will you be submitting me to?
When will you report to me on what you have done?
Which companies am I likely to get an interview with?
If the recruiter gives you a [...]
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away. (Philip Dick)
Each week someone says, “Bryan, I have applied for hundreds of jobs and no one even acknowledges my application!” That may mean it is time for a reality check. If they have 10 very good candidates, is it a waste of [...]
Scarier than the undertaker, we are meeting our matchmaker. (“Mulan”)
Recruiters are slightly neurotic, money driven, and a little paranoid. To get a recruiter to do the most possible for you, work with them within their limitations.
Never pledge your undying love unless they are willing to give you weekly progress reports. A recruiter should be willing [...]
Yes, talent wars are starting again. See this article about Silicon Valley.
Are you prepared to be stolen away? Programmers and accountants are being snatched everywhere.
Can you protect your teammates from being pilfered at a critical point in your project?
Get your boss to watch this seminar. It shows you exactly what cracks recruiters exploit to steal employees out of companies. Maybe your boss, or the HR department will take the hint and turn your company into a great place to stay. Then headhunters like me won’t be able to commit recruiter theft anymore.
Click here [...]
Most of your frustration in a job search comes down to 2 situations at the company you are applying for.
First, the recruiter is told:
“We have a candidate we like better, but we want you to keep Jim warm, okay? We might end up hiring Jim if this other guy doesn’t work out. Don’t tell [...]