Re: Headhunders ad the recession

Subject: Re: Headhunders ad the recession
From: Andrew Plato <intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2001 13:20:58 -0800 (PST)

"Steve Arrants"

> In light of the talk on the list about job hunting and the changing
> market, the SF Chronicle has an article called "Losing their heads
> Recession means many local headhunters can't find job openings - even
> for themselves" at

I am so glad I got out of the recruiting business last year. I knew it was
going to hell. Just glad I saw that before the bottom dropped out. I know
of at least 5 other companies here in Portland that have closed their
doors and many others that are probably close to death. Its a terrible
business when the economy goes south.

Its also the last place to go if you're looking for a job. Very few if any
firms are using recruiters or agencies right now. There is no reason to.
Its an employer's market now. Why pay 20% or more in commissions when
there are flocks of people available directly.

Andrew Plato

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