Updated 09/08/2016

   So you're going to find a recruiter and land your
  next job.  You need to do some homework first
  as all recruiters are not alike.  Some may not
  want to talk to you!
 Why is this all so complex?

  Recruitment ... how hard can it be, really?

  Generally, you will encounter at least one recruiter in the job you land.
  Knowing who they represent and their function will help your job search.

  As such, this section consists of two separate web pages with the links listed below.

  First, why may I encounter or need multiple Recruiters?

  Recruiters are sometimes viewed as the "Sales Force" for an organization, working to
  promote their employer to potential candidates for positions that are currently open.

  Recruiters may represent:
     a)  the organization needing talent
          These people are promoting the strengths and benefits of the company while
          keeping an eye open for the "right people" with the "right fit" to the organization.
          Some companies use external Recruiters anywhere from heavily to little or none.
          This utilization is driven by name recognition of the company and the unique or
          rare skills required for positions they need to be filled.

     b)  the organization seeking to place people
          These organizations are sometimes called a number of names but they are the
          organization's companies turn to when they need help finding needed talent.
          More information on the different types of Recruiters can be found on our
          webpage Recruiter Types including their process, fees, and purpose.

  It is strongly recommended that you read the web page Recruiter Types because:
     1)  there are people or organizations that will persuade you into "exclusive"
          agreements which are not necessarily in YOUR best interest.

     2)  there are people or organizations that will pressure you through various means
          to enter into a contract where they find you a job for a placement fee which may
          or may not require payment whether they find you acceptable employment or not.

     3)  If you encounter people or organizations making claims, consider contacting the
          State Attorney General's Office to see if this is an accepted business practice in
          your state.  This is recommended as they have experience in dealing with such
          organizations including settlement of matters including litigation.  It is rare that
          you can not sign an agreement for services at a later date.

  Dealing with Recruiters

     1)  Trust is a big factor with a Recruiter and You
          a)  Relationship