Most people reading this will have a thing or two to say about recruiters, whether pleasant or unpleasant. Well, join the queue. Even I do, and I was once one.
You apply for a role, and you're absolutely convinced you can do the job. Somehow or other, your CV doesn't end up in front of the client, and you don't score an interview. Frustrating.
I've been on both sides of the recruitment fence — as a candidate and as a recruitment consultant. Here's what I've learned that will help relieve you of some pain.
Here's the thing: even though there are some lackluster recruiters out there, some actually do care about candidates. Yet ultimately, it's their client who pays them.
A good recruiter could've spent more than a year convincing their client that they know the market, the industry, and how to find them the right person. The raw truth is that the recruiter simply has too much invested in this to take a risk on blowing it.
Recruiters and hiring managers are bombarded...