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Be Kind To Your Recruiter



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I've been mulling over what I'm about to say for some time. But after hearing (and experiencing) some things over the past few months I've decided to tread where few of recruiter have openly tread before. So here it is folks:

The RECRUITER-AT-LARGE Top 5 Reasons To Be Kind To Your Recruiter

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Does your consultant resume suffer from a case of TMI?



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One of the most common mistakes that hinders an individual’s chances of being considered for a position is the use of inappropriate information. This problem is particularly acute in the Freelance/Consulting world. One of the main reasons that this problem plagues Freelancers is the assumption that they are a “company” and that the job (gig, position, role, project....) is a Corp-To-Corp situation. Another reason is that Freelancers are often represented by some type of staffing agency, so there is sometimes an added (erroneous) feeling of business formality.

All of these assumptions could not be farther from the truth....and here are the reasons why:

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Is your Recruiter keeping your identity safe?



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In a recent blog, the owner of a Los Angeles search firm drew attention to the fact that he was starting to receive spam marketing emails via LinkedIn from a competitor. While this is hardly a new development it does serve as a reminder that staffing companies, search agencies, and executive search firms all posses tremendous amounts of confidential information on their candidates. In the past I’ve heard of firms selling data to marketing firms, financial services companies, and even credit agencies. Now I want to be perfectly clear here that these activities are extremely rare. Most firms in the recruitment industry would never entertain such practices. But given the nature of the economy, some firms are “exploring” alternative means of revenue.

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