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Subject:RE: Did I overreact? From:John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:"Nuckols, Kenneth M" <Kenneth -dot- Nuckols -at- mybrighthouse -dot- com>, doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Fri, 2 Jun 2006 08:02:12 -0700 (PDT)
> job change, it seems you're almost always better off kicking
> the recruiter to the curb and approaching companies as an
> self-represented independent agent. This benefits you by
> negotiating the most money for your pocket directly with the
> employer. It also benefits the employer by avoiding interviews
> with every unsuitable candidate the recruiter trots
> out to them because they don't understand the needs of the
> company, the requirements of the position, and the
> qualifications of the candidates.
There can be advantages to working through an agency...
1) Usualy, you can expect your money in regular intervals even when
the client doesn't pay for a 30, 60, or 90 days. The agency absorbs
2) Some clients don't deal with self-represented indepenent
agents...they only deal through agencies.
3) Some people can't find the opportunities that agencies can.
You can do well with an agency and you can have problems. You can do
well as an independent, and you can have problems.
What's in common? You can have problems. Deal with the problems.
Senior Technical Writer
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