RE: tech writing recruiters

Subject: RE: tech writing recruiters
From: "Will Husa Documentation Solutions" <will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com>
To: "'Kari Gulbrandsen'" <kkgulbrandsen -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 11:40:51 -0500


It's been my experience that when a recruiter says that they found you
through LinkedIn (and not through some job board), that's usually a clue
that you're dealing with a professional recruiter. Many times, these
recruiters are working "exclusively" with a company to fill a spot. It may
be your best chance at securing work, contract or permanent.

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Will Husa
Technical Writer
Will Husa Documentation Solutions
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Behalf Of Kari Gulbrandsen
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2012 10:25 AM
To: Porrello, Leonard
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: tech writing recruiters

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.

Kari.

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
> techwr-l-bounces+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
> > http://ladykchronicles.blogspot.com/
>
>


--
Kari Kristine Gulbrandsen
Reflective Editing | Enlightening Sciences
http://ladykchronicles.blogspot.com/

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References:
tech writing recruiters: From: Kari Gulbrandsen
Re: tech writing recruiters: From: Bill Swallow
RE: tech writing recruiters: From: Porrello, Leonard
Re: tech writing recruiters: From: Kari Gulbrandsen

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