Re: tech writing recruiters
The best advice I heard about recruiters is this. Recruiters place 5% of
the total jobs. Therefore, you should spend 5% of your time using
recruiters to find work.
I've dealt with recruiters quite a bit and it hasn't been positive. What I
am beginning to notice is that companies use recruiters for the really bad
jobs. Or the 1-year contract positions that turn over constantly.
Recruiters are loyal to getting you placed in a long-term position. They'll
place you at any job, no matter how soul killing or relatively low paying.
On the other end, my partner had a recruiter place him in a programmer
position at 20% higher salary than he'd get on his own. This recruiter was
young and green and he was her first client. And it's a good job less than
a mile from our home. She bought my partner lunch and a beer to celebrate.
We still talk fondly of that young woman, who worked like a champ.
Therefore, using an N=1, I say you go for a recruiter that's fresh,
idealistic, whip-smart, and energetic. Or just job hunt yourself. You are
the most motivated party in the equation.
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