As a recruiter in this industry for 14 years, I’ve seen a lot. It’s funny to learn that common sense really isn’t all that common in this day and age. I’ve learned that along with coaching our candidates on what to do, we’ve also got to coach them on what not to do. Here are some examples of what not to do and some funny stories of real life interviews.
When you hear the word “Recruiter”, what kind of person comes to mind? Someone who tries to trick you into taking a new job? Someone who forwards your resume all over town without discussing each opportunity with you, maybe? I have talked to many job seekers and employers during the past few years who think we are just that – questionable “salespeople” out to get you. I would be lying if I said that this is never the case. As with any profession, there are some pretty bad recruiters out there who give the rest of us a bad name. The thing is, if all recruiters were like the negative stereotype, there is no way I would still be doing this job.