RE: circumnavigating the Agency wall.....

Subject: RE: circumnavigating the Agency wall.....
From: "Jeanne A. E. DeVoto" <jaed -at- jaedworks -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 11:17:58 -0700

At 7:30 AM -0700 6/8/2001, Brierley, Sean wrote:
>However, usually, more than one agencey hits you up with the job
>listing--because they scan the internet, too--and thus you often get
>notified several times of the same job. How do you 1) find the recruiter
>with whom the hiring company is working (assuming you don't know who that
>hiring company is) and 2) avoid submitting your resume to more than one
>recruiter for the same position?

There may not be a singular recruiter - many companies work with several
authorized shops and may send out job listings to more than one recruiter.

To avoid double submission, make sure the recruiter gets your specific
permission before actually submitting your resume, and during that
conversation, ask the company name. (Ethical recruiters will make sure they
have your permission before submitting you, but it never hurts to clarify.)

Asking the company name may require a bit of negotiation, but basically by
the time you get to that point in the process where you both feel you're a
good match, the recruiter shouldn't have a problem giving you the name of
the company, or at the very least ruling out companies you're already in
the process with ("This job isn't at Company X, Y, or Z, is it?")

>Is there advantage to submitting to more than one recruiter for the same

Big disadvantage. At many companies, if your resume comes in from two
different sources you will not be considered for the position, because both
agencies will want finder's fees or agency placement fees. (This also means
it is in the recruiter's best interest, as well as yours, to avoid double
submission - since if you're not considered for the job because of it,
neither do they get paid for their services.)

jeanne a. e. devoto ~ jaed -at- jaedworks -dot- com


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