Do you talk with Recruiters?

I had a moment of reflection while driving into the office today, why do people choose not to speak with recruiters?  Years ago there was the “used car” salesperson analogy and that still maybe throw around today but this is more of a problem with the candidate.  It is up to each person to determine which recruiter is good to speak with and network.


Sure, there are recruiters and recruiting companies out there looking to make a placement and do not have the wellbeing of the candidate in mind.  There are recruiters out there looking to develop a relationship, get to know you, network and if a suitable position arises, let you know about it.  There are also corporate recruiters working for a particular company possibly trying to reach you but with a stigma surrounding some recruiters, everyone pays the price.

As much as a recruiter may want to speak with you, you should take a few moments to connect with them.  Before they go into anything about their need, find out about them and their company to determine if this is worth your time.

In today’s economy, it is in everyone’s interest to take a 10 minute call and filter out whom may meet your criteria or specific needs.  Does this recruiter specialize in a particular industry, particular company, particular position, etc.?  Does the recruiter have a position, want to network or want to send your resume out to their clients and see what happens?

You are in control, but having this conversation maybe in your best interest either now or in the future.  Answer the call or return the call/e-mail, it maybe turn out to be something positive for you.


About kufarms
10 years in HR and recruiting both in the corporate and agency worlds. Corporate Recruiter and Socail Media Strategist. Looking to share and discuss topics as well as hopefully provide some thought. Dad of 2 with a loving wife.

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