How a Recruiter Can Help You–Or Not

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So you’re looking for a job, and you’ve received a call from a recruiter. It’s your lucky day! But it’s likely only the beginning of your job search, not the end-all solution. Why?

Recruiters don’t find people jobs: The average job seeker has it all mixed up – recruiters don’t go out and find jobs, recruiters find candidates. They match candidates with open positions given to them by their client companies. Recruiters are tasked with filling these job requisitions. If you’re planning on working with recruiters, understand that they are often looking for very specific types of candidates – don’t get offended if you don’t match.

But don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater–recruiters are a valuable asset to have on your job-seeking journey. Read the full article here.

Originally published on by Marie Larsen

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