FW: Recruiters: Is It Just Me?

Subject: FW: Recruiters: Is It Just Me?
From: Melonie Holliman <melonie -dot- holliman -at- TXEXMTA4 -dot- AMD -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 08:00:28 -0600

> Howdy,
> I already wrote about this a month or two ago so those who remember it,
> just delete. In the fall, I was looking for a job as well. I would always
> call
> and confirm that they received the resume. About half the time, they did
> not receive it or could not read it. A few times I ended up faxing my
> resume
> after a couple of failed attempts.
> When they did have it, I often would never hear again from the recruiter.
> I
> found out there are two types of recruiters: those who already have the
> contract and are looking for someone to fill it and those who are trying
> to
> get the contract. Many times, the company who had the opening had no
> desire to work with a recruiter trying to get the contract. However, if
> the
> recruiter submits you, you cannot be resubmitted by another company.
> Be VERY careful who you allow to submit you. You are asking this
> recruiter to REPRESENT you. Make sure they are someone you
> would like doing this.
> Once you are past the recruiter, then you get to deal with the company.
> Sometimes they do not know what they want, or the project gets cancelled,
> or they decide not to fill the position.
> Job hunting in today's world seems to be a long and arduous proposition.
> Also, never take it personally because it seldom is.
> Melonie Holliman
> Tech Writer
> -----Original Message-----
> Have others besides Will and me had this problem?
> Maybe the solution is to, rather than do a "submit" from the
> bidboard, email or fax directly to the contact person.

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