Re: tech writing recruiters

Subject: Re: tech writing recruiters
From: Kari Gulbrandsen <kkgulbrandsen -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Porrello, Leonard" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 11:24:55 -0400

Thanks Bill -- that is good advice.

Leonard -- my last position was through a recruiter. He worked full time
for the company that hired me, so I would say that there are some left. And
I guess that's what I was thinking, was that some companies still use
recruiters to separate the wheat from the chaff.


On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 11:18 AM, Porrello, Leonard
<lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>wrote:

> Do you suppose there are any legit recruiters left? When receiving a call
> from a so-called recruiter, how would you differentiate one that is legit
> from one that isn't?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:
> techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of
> Bill Swallow
> Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2012 8:14 AM
> To: Kari Gulbrandsen
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: tech writing recruiters
> Most recruiters these days aren't recruiters. They are job board vultures
> who grab all new postings and then search job hunting sites for matching
> resumes. They generally don't put the time into actually looking at
> qualifications, rather they match buzzwords, punt it over to you, and hope
> that you bite and can talk yourself up in the interview enough to earn them
> a placement fee. where once recruiters actually worked FOR the people they
> place (talking them up with their company contacts, priming the candidates
> for the interviews, etc.) now they just punt postings and resumes around.
> Make note of positions you apply for yourself and make sure you do not
> give any recruiter an accidental go-ahead to submit. I found that many
> times they jump the gun as well to submit your resume without telling you.
> I was overlooked for several jobs because they'd received my resume
> numerous times from various sources. While it disqualifies me, it doesn't
> hurt these "recruiters". I learned to avoid them completely and do the leg
> work myself, as they're just doing what I'd do anyway - look for postings.
> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 10:56 AM, Kari Gulbrandsen <
> kkgulbrandsen -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am hoping to get some advice about job recruiters. I was laid off at
> > the end of March. (Some of you may remember my tale of woe -- I
> > managed to stick it out for 6 months before getting laid off. It was
> > actually a relief with what I was going through with my commute and
> > the situation.) Anyway, I'm looking for a new job, and I'm not sure
> > how to deal with the recruiting situation. I am being contacted
> > multiple times for the same position. Some of these are decent
> > positions, so I would like to go with a recruiter who will be able to
> > do me the most good or who I can develop a relationship with.
> >
> > Do I need to be concerned with being low balled or having my resume
> > sat on (so they can get somebody else in the position)? Or am I just
> > worrying for nothing, and that I should go with the first person who
> > contacts me about a position?
> >
> > Any and all advice or anecdotes on how to proceed is welcome.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Kari.
> > --
> > Kari Kristine Gulbrandsen
> > Reflective Editing | Enlightening Sciences
> >

Kari Kristine Gulbrandsen
Reflective Editing | Enlightening Sciences

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tech writing recruiters: From: Kari Gulbrandsen
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RE: tech writing recruiters: From: Porrello, Leonard

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