Learning how to work with recruiters is a vital part of allowing recruiters to help you. Over the past few years, there is a trend revealing itself in the habits of job prospects towards the recruiters they work with.
That trend is a tendency in the direction of playing both ends versus the middle; telling the recruiters exactly what they wish to hear in order to acquire the value of their free services.
The majority of recruiters work for and make money from their company clients, not job prospect candidates. Knowing that job seekers are typically eager to find brand-new employment that matches their requirements.
The problems develop when prospects work with recruiters but report to them just what they want the recruiter to hear, many times even if the report is not real. That gives an advantage to the job prospect to work their job opportunities or job opportunities with other recruiters as they want by only sharing partial precision regarding their genuine status. That sort of behavior is unreasonable and dishonest towards the recruiter and does not benefit the prospect.
An employment agency needs to understand a job candidate’s precise status if they are to be effective on behalf of the prospect. Most recruitment agencies do not mind and understand that candidates will work with other agents and pursue their sources of opportunities. However, when a candidate inaccurately reports to a recruiter that they are thinking about a job the recruiter is working on only to keep that choice open. When the prospect prefers a different job, then the recruiter is at a downside, encouraging their customer to an individual who will likely not take the job. It isn’t so much that their customer views the recruiter as being unreliable. Many employer clients presume that the recruiter is only reporting what the prospect shares.
Such inaccurate reports to a recruiter by a manipulative prospect only reveals the dark ways of that candidate. It establishes that part of the prospect’s character within the boundaries of the market the candidate wishes to seek work. It’s a little world. Allow your recruiter to help you by providing reasonable and sincere reports of your search status in the direction of a specific job. You may be amazed that if you inform your recruiter that you like another job, they might offer advice to you to help you secure that position. Believe it or not, most recruiters are upstanding, professional individuals of great character…