If you're new to working with a recruiter, keep the following in mind. Although the Internet has
dramatically changed the recruiting business, some recruiters have picked up bad habits. Some
recruiters pick up job listings from other web sites and present them as their own. You assume
the recruiter has the connection, but may not. Your resume doesn't get presented
and you've lost that opportunity.
- Has the recruiter worked in the agency business? If so, for whom?
- How many people have been placed at the agency?
- Does the recruiter have an agency reel/book that you can look at?
- Can you talk to one of the recruiter's placements?
If you get vague answers, or don't feel comfortable working with the recruiter, stop the relationship. Fast.
Fristoe & Carleton have every job you see listed here and contacts at each. You know your resume will be
forwarded to the appropriate person if you qualify
- The recruiter must ask your permission to send out your resume.
- When an interview is set up, you should be provided with all
information such as: the time of the interview, address, phone number and directions.
- You should be briefed on the background of the agency, any accounts you might work on, names of the people you'll meet with and any other insights about the client and its corporate culture.
- The recruiter should prepare you for any unusual or trick questions that may be asked during the interview.
Fristoe & Carleton. Your best connection.