Re: Recruiting dilemma

Subject: Re: Recruiting dilemma
From: Dossy Shiobara <dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com>
To: salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:35:40 -0500

On 2/12/13 4:08 PM, Chris Morton wrote:
> [...]
>
> This morning I went to the website of the hiring party and saw that the
> position is advertised there, along with a method to apply directly. I'm
> really tempted to try an end-run here, as I've not heard boo from the
> recruiter.
>
> Your thoughts?

1) Résumés that come in through recruiters are generally seen by the
hiring manager, while résumés submitted via a company's direct portal
often go to some grunt in HR to pre-screen and ensure it contains all
the desired buzzwords, first. The odds of getting your résumé in front
of the hiring manager are considerably better when going through a
recruiter.

2) That said, people often forget that the recruiter works for both the
employer AND the candidate. If the recruiter you're working with isn't
working hard enough for you, find another recruiter. Unless the company
has an exclusive agreement with a particular recruiting agency, in which
case, you could try and find another recruiter within the agency to work
with.

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