Headhunter or Recruiter?
I’m thinking about using a 3rd party to help me match up with jobs that meet my career goals and salary requirements. What’s the difference between a headhunter and a recruiter? My financial resources are limited right now so affordability without sacrificing quality service is key. Any ideas?
Do People Actually Get Jobs Through Recruiters?
Honestly, I'm starting to feel like Charlie Brown and Lucy with the football! A week ago I got an email from a recruiter who was from out of state recruiting for one of our big companies here. I told him that I don't work with recruiters who aren't in my home state, but apparently (according to him) they've placed jobseekers with this company. (The company is nationwide, but headquartered here.) So I send him my resume, and I had to sign off on what he was submitting. He only put my last two years, all bundled as contract work, and none of my earlier work. When I asked him why, he said his boss told him to do it that way because I had so many contract jobs that were short term with too much time inbetween.
It's been a week today, and I haven't heard anything from this recruiter, and this isn't the only one that has ghosted me. There was one who sent me on one interview (I didn't get the job), and I haven't heard back from him. I called to follow up once a week and also to see what his client said and..... Crickets. Based on an article I read in LinkedIn, this week I'm starting to respond to recruiter emails with the position I'm looking for, that I only work with in-state recruting firms that service my area in a certain radius, and that I won't tell you what my last salary was nor will I send you my W2's. So get this: I got THREE emails from a recruting firm for the same position from three different people with a position that wasn't a fit!
So I ask you, are recruiters just a sham, because that's what I'm beginning to think.
Feel like the falcons in 4th quarter
I applied for a position and was called by the recruiter of the company. I thought we really hit it off and she told me that out of 150 applicants I had been rated by the hiring team as having the best resume and most industry experience. I had mentioned that I had bern considering chsnging to a different industry. She then said, "no, we're not going to let you do that", She then scheduled a phone interview with the hiring manager for top 5 applicants and she would choose for 3 to come in and interview with 4 different people. I had the phone interview and was called back for the face to face interview. I got to choose when I wanted to come in of the available times because I was "still # 1. I chose the fitst appt. I thought I had great interviews. They all went over the allotted times. I sent a thsnk you note to all. I didn't get the job. I asked for feedback so that I could hopefully improve. The recruiter said she hadn't gotten feedback but that she would and get back to me. She never has. I feel kind of mistreated. Like I was ahead through the 3rd quarter and then git blindsided. Any advice or opinions?
Are You Seeing This?
I don't know if employers have released their collective breath since the election, but I am really seeing an up-tick in open positions that match my skill set. I see them on CL.com, other job web sites, etc. I've been applying to a lot of new opportunities and the phone is starting to ring. A lot. I hope everyone else is noticing the same.
Out of state recruiter
Hello All, Lately I've been getting calls from recruiters in response to a submission of my resume for a position that is near me. I noticed that multiple recruiters call me for the same position some are even out of state. How does this work? Do employers actually use out of state recruiters and why would multiple recruiters call me for the same position? To make things more confusing they all say "I have a position" or "my client" which is suppose to be the employer.
Unable to find a job within my Career Path! Help-Advice!
As a middle aged single mother of two girls, I am unable to get a job within my career path. I started off as an administrative assistant and worked my way to an executive assistant but am unable to move into Human Resources. I was told that I needed a Bachelors degree in order to be considered for any Human Resource position, so I went back to college, started taking online night classes and am on my third year towards a degree in Human Resources Manangement. Most of my administive positions involved tasks within Human Resources, which built my skills and experience.
I have applied to several positions and only get to the third phase of the interview process. All of the positions I've applied for are stepping stone positions which are entry level positions. These positions involve the typical filing, new hire documents and orientation, scheduling and event planning. I am very well experienced with these tasks and many more within Human Resources and yet I am not considered for any positions!
The Bay Area is one of the toughest and most competitive job markets! The minute they see me in person I am not considered because I am not the hip young type all these companies seem to be looking for. They use large elaborate vocabulary in the interviewing process and expect the same out of me. I am not used to speaking so eloquently and this may be my downfall. Or my downfall is my interviewing skills, I'm always nervous and stumble on my words.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I don't know what else to do. I don't want to give up or feel so horrible, I am honestly feeling like I have failed myself and that isn't who I am. I am a very positive person who is always encouraging and motivating others. But, today I feel defeated.
Potential Employers & Recruiters Requesting Personal Information Way Too Soon
When searching for jobs, during the application phase, even before being contacted for an interview, I have had potential employers and recruiters request personal information such as my full Social Security number, my full birth date, my home address and other personal information. Over the past several years this is happening a lot more frequently with recruiters and human resource departments requesting this information and often times, a web page for applying for a job requesting this information. I politely decline because I refuse to give out this information when the employer has no right to this information until you are actually hired. I get mixed reactions from the employers and recruiters, from surprise to telling me that they cannot move forward with my application without the information. Is this happening to anyone else? How do you handle this situation?
I plan on working with staffing agencies since my restaurant position was eliminated over a language barrier related misunderstanding. Any advice on how to address then when I meet with recruiters at local staffing agencies in the central coast?
Amy J.Jones./ very frustrated
To begin. I am sorry if I seem irritated, .... but I am. I know that progress is necessary in the 21st century, but i wish recruiters did not use software to send employment opportunities. Buzz words and phrases match the qualifications from a resume to job/career opportunities. Rarely does a recruiter READ the resume until later. I know it is they only way to "service" job listing clients with reasonable candidates..... BUT.... I clearly do not want to sell/market insurance regardless of the variety, nor do I want to drive a truck. My resume indicates many years of sales as well as previously owning my own business. The buzz words are: sales, sole proprietorship. co-owner, etc.... what is in my inbox daily? Wanted: CDL drivers, insurance agents wanted, telemarket positions....... I am not licensed for insurance sales, nor do I have a CDL..... And, I do not desire to get them; I have a MBA, and I have GSL debt for God's sake..... Why do recruiters think I have extra cash laying around for pre-licensing instruction as well as the licenses themselves????