external recruiters

could this unreasonable recruiter trash-talk my friend?

A reader writes: I’m writing this on behalf of a friend. I’ll call him “Dan.” Dan is not looking for a position but was contacted by a recruiter. The recruiter does not work for any one company, but is retained by various companies to recruit for them. The recruiter thought Dan would be “perfect” for […]

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recruiter wants to change my resume

A reader writes: I recently responded to a job listing on a recruiter’s website. I was called in for an interview, which consisted of me sitting in the waiting room for an hour and a half to talk to someone for three minutes, in which I pretty much just read her my resume. I got […]

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did I burn a bridge with this recruiter?

A reader writes: In my recent job hunt, I was fortunate enough to interview with two companies. Company B contacted me about an interview at a point where I had already received a verbal offer and was waiting on physical offer from Company A. I firmly believe nothing’s final until it’s in writing, and went […]

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how to deal with a rude recruiter

A reader writes: I’m looking for advice on how to deal with rude recruiters, due to a phone interview with one earlier this morning.  A third-party recruiter contacted me for a slew of opportunities he was hired to fill for a start-up company. Presumably, he found my profile on LinkedIn, as a few others have […]

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bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

There are loads of good recruiters out there. But here’s a story of the type of recruiter you don’t want to work with — the deceptive, slimy kind who annoys the employers they’re hoping to pitch candidates to. Here’s the background: On the employer side of things, often when you have an open position you’ll […]

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am I wasting this recruiter’s time?

A reader writes: Is it unprofessional to talk to a recruiter at another company even if you have no immediate plans to leave your current job? A recruiter contacted me online about a position and wants to call me to discuss it. The job sounds like it might be more interesting than my current position. […]

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