Should I use the recruiter?
December 17, 2010 1:56 AM Subscribe
An IT recruiters ad for a contract position gives away the company name. Is it better to go through the recruiter or directly to the company?
posted by dhoe to Work & Money (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I know which company it is because I'm working in a specialized niche and with enough time you figure out all the possible employers. I have never worked as a contractor before. My understanding is that the recruiter takes a part of your hourly rate, so it would seem better to go directly to the company - but they don't have the position on their website.
What's the best way to play this to get the best possible hourly rate? I've had no contact with recruiter or company so far.