RE: Yet Another Recruiter Question

Subject: RE: Yet Another Recruiter Question
From: "James Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 10:15:11 -0800

>Beth Agnew said:
>>Jim Barrow wrote:
>>Here's another question that seems to have popped up more these days
>>whenever I first discuss a job:
>>"Have you submitted yourself to any other jobs?"
>Also, they need to know if you are working with any other recruiters. If
>two or more recruiters submit candidates for the same job (yes, it
>happens), they need to know which one gets the commission. The recruiter
>wants to avoid a situation where your resume was submitted by a competitor
>and by them as well.

Um...what? [drinks more coffee]. Are you referring to two recruiters within
the same company? If not, then I don't understand. Recruiters are always
in competition with one another. They build their reputations by sending
companies the better candidates.
>They probably also want an idea of whether you might take yourself out
>of the candidate pool by accepting a job for which they will not receive
>a commission, or by turning down a job they find for you.

See "um...what?" above. What do I care if they receive a commission or not?
Are you saying that recruiters who receive a commission work harder for the


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