Everyone loves to hate Recruiters. Well, maybe not everyone, but there are a lot of ‘Recruiter Haters’ out there.
LinkedIn and Twitter are two places where a lot of the haters congregate and vent their collective anger and frustration on the recruitment industry. Every day, dozens of articles are published by job seekers who share their bad experiences online. Some of the stories are shocking.
As most of you know, I’ve worked in the recruitment industry for the past 11 years. So, I’ve been around the block a fair few times! Recruitment, being an unregulated industry, comes in for a for a lot of stick because each recruitment agency has a vastly different approach to the next and there are a huge amount of inexperienced Recruiters out there who just aren’t very good at the job.
There are, however, lots of very good Recruiters out there who would be invaluable to you and your career if you build a relationship with them. You just have to find them! That’s the hard part. Not every Recruiter is bad.Not every Recruiter is bad. Click To Tweet
I’ve worked with Recruiters who epitomise professionalism. They build genuine long term relationships with their candidates and clients. They have their finger on the pulse of the market. They will never say they will call you and not show up.
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If you have a bad experience with a Recruiter, it is easy to fall into the trap of letting your anger and frustration cloud your judgement. It is easy to attribute your bad experience to the recruitment industry as a whole and forever carry that negativity around with you when you are looking for a new job. This can be especially hard if a Recruiter has abused your trust.
Don’t let one or two bad experiences with an individual ruin your impression of an entire industry. There are bad professionals in every industry unfortunately.
That’s what Episode 4 is all about!…
Have you had a good or bad or indifferent experience when dealing with Recruiters? I’d love to hear from you so leave me a comment below: