Gauging recruiter reliability or effectiveness?
October 2, 2012 3:37 PM Subscribe
Gauging recruiter reliability or effectiveness? How do I tell if they're any good?
posted by villafoyager to Work & Money (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
When job hunting, it seems like a large number of posts are actually for recruiters looking to fill a position for a client. I've heard some not so great things about recruiters, but it seems like I'd be cutting out a huge chunk of my search pool by avoiding them. Also, there seems to be a difference in applying for jobs that are posted by recruiters or staffing agencies v.s. reaching out to a specific recruiter who you work with to find a position for you. Is this correct?
Is there a way you can tell if a recruiter is any good? Like some website with recruiter ratings or reviews? It sounds like most recruiters are bad, but the good ones are really good. How can you tell the difference? Or do you just have to work with them to find out?
Is there even any reason to be weary of applying to positions put up by recruiters?