Re: Yet Another Recruiter Question

Subject: Re: Yet Another Recruiter Question
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 12:02:40 -0800

No, the recruiter always works on the basis of receiving a commision
for finding the candidate the client company hires. But every candidate
gets run through the recruiter's version of the ROI calculation, as in
what are the chances the client will want to hire this candidate, what
are the chances the candidate will accept the job if offered, has the
client company already received this candidates resume from another
source, etc. The questions a recruiter asks you about the level of your
interest in a job change, whether you've submitted your resume to
other places (a yes answer will usually be followed by your being
asked what companies if the recruiter is trying to find out if the client
has your resume without telling you who the client is), etc., is the
recruiter looking for any indication that the chances of you getting
and accepting an offer from a client that he/she is able to collect a
commision from are not good. If such indications are found the
recruiter will not be interested in working further with you.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message ----- From: "James Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>

I'm not following this logic at all. Recruiters choose to act as middlemen
for the client companies. This isn't a task that is thrust upon them. Are
you suggesting that when a company contacts a recruiter looking for a tech
writer, and there isn't a commission for this position, the recruiter
searches for a tech writer begrudgingly?:


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