“You were right. I updated my LinkedIn profile and a bunch of recruiting firms are contacting me non stop. I saw an article on CIO.com and I think I should stay away from search firm recruiters. But you’re cool. What do you think?”
So I read 10 rules for working with recruiters and search firms on CIO.com and had some immediate reaction.
I agree with many of the points and no much with others. Maybe I am being sensitive but there is a “tone” to this advice. It may be the same tone if I wrote “10 rules for working with career coaches” so I will give him a break.
Let’s get into the advice:
I agree with never pay a fee to someone for them to find you a job. That’s a recipe for disaster.
I disagree with:
“so proceed with extreme caution if using a contingency recruiter -- they're out to make a placement, any placement, regardless of fit.”
That’s absurd. Yes some contingent recruiters think/act this way. And they don’t last long in the industry. To make it sound as if contingent recruiters don’t care about candidates is silly. I call “BS” on this one.