Re: Trouble finding work

Subject: Re: Trouble finding work
From: Barry Campbell <barry -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 09:49:08 -0400


Gene,

I've landed more than a few gigs from job boards, but usually
indirectly. Let me explain.

Job boards yield lots of calls and e-mails about "opportunities" that
are usually terrible fits. However, this gives you a golden
opportunity to chat up the more intelligent-sounding recruiters, make
sure that they've got your current resume and know exactly what you're
looking for, etc. If I really like a recruiter, I will sometimes
offer to distribute their requirements among my own informal network
of friends and acquaintancs who freelance.

Taking a few minutes to do this has paid huge dividends for me (in
addition to the occasional actual cash referral bonus.) Having a
decent recruiter who "owes you a favor" can be a nice ace in the hole
when you're looking for work.

And now my secret's out. :-)

- bc

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Barry Campbell <barry -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com>
http://enrevanche.blogspot.com

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References:
Re: Trouble finding work: From: Donna Marino
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