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You’re here because you hate recruiters, right?┬áLet’s face it. Recruiters are not the most popular people on Earth. Heck, I experienced this first-hand because I used to be a technology recruiter in Washington DC. In fact, many recruiters have a terrible reputation among job candidates, often deservedly so. The recruiting industry has a fairly low...
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You’ve likely been the recipient (or victim) of a number of introduction LinkedIn messages, emails and phone calls from recruiters. I discuss 1 different responses you can use to reply to an initial contact request from a recruiter, each for different scenarios. Of course, you can put your own spin on these, but this should...
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Look: People that enjoy the job search usually have two things in common: First, they have a seamless, smooth and quick interview process. Second, they have a transparent interview process, involving clear salary/equity/benefits up front and no funny negotiations on the back-end. This is where Hired.com comes into play, as I believe it meets both...
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Contract to hire… If you’ve been in the job market lately or have had a recruiter reach out to you, it’s likely that you’ve heard the term contract to hire recently. What is a contract to hire position? What does it mean for you as a job candidate and how should you approach a scenario...
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The good people over at CareerRealism have always been in the business of posting excellent, yet sometimes controversial content. One of their most popular articles ever is entitled “Top 10 Things Recruiters Won’t Tell You”, which I think has some very solid foundational points. However, do the “top 10 things recruiters don’t tell” you actually...
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Do headhunters and recruiters cost money when utilizing them to find you a job? The short answer, is yes and no, it depends on the situation. Typically, there are two types of headhunters/recruiters in the world. One is recommended to work with while I would highly recommend avoiding the other type of recruiter, except for...
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One of the first questions a recruiter might ask you is what salary are you targeting. It’s an important topic that can really make a break a position for you, or the recruiter, so how you handle this will make a big impact on your future interactions with that specific recruiter. Negotiating rate is something...
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