Re: Hiring, but it's a secret?

Subject: Re: Hiring, but it's a secret?
From: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 07:44:15 -0500

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 4:19 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin <
Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:

> Voxwoman intoned:
> > Arroxane,
> > In my experience, the anonymous job posting is usually a contract
> house
> > recruiter not wanting to give away the employer and get him/herself
> cut
> > out
> > of the loop. In the past, I've been in the position of talking to
> several
> > contract houses simultaneously about the same job.
> >
> > -Wendy
> Perhaps in the spirit of "Ya dance with the one what brung ya"... or
> perhaps not... what is the accepted etiquette in the situation that you
> describe?

In my case, I try very hard to find out the name of the company from the
first recruiter. Then, when subsequent recruiters call or email, I ask "Is
this with Company X?" and if they answer yes, I tell them "I'm already being
considered there through another contract house."

I have, in the past, received dozens of calls from different recruiters for
the same job.

I believe the etiquette is the first person who submits you "owns" you.


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