Earlier this week, I read the article below. This article took a strong stance that a recruiter works for the employer, not those seeking employment. I think there are some valid points made. However, my views are a little less extreme than that of the author.
Frankly, I don’t think whether or not a recruiter would [or should] find a job seeker a job is that interesting. Personally, I’ll try to help anyone I can. If I know of an opening that is a good fit, I’ll make the introduction. With the exception that I don’t get paid, I’m not sure that is any different from what a recruiter would do. The point I took away from this article is that it is that job seekers really need to take an active role in their employment search. There’s no argument the search for new employment is a really important process. The process is ultimately most important to a prospect searching for the employment and they should therefore play a very active role in the process. Those depending on others to find employment need to take extra caution to make sure all actions are in their best interest.
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