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Are job seekers frustrated with recruiters?

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Question originally answered on Quora.com.

I don’t think anyone can provide a definitive answer to this question.

I would expect that some are frustrated with recruiters and some aren’t.

I guess it all depends whether the job seekers are getting their needs met by the recruiters and whether they had a clear expectation of what the recruiter is able to provide them.

Recruiters are not magicians. If they can’t find a placement or a job for a specific job seeker, it likely means that they currently don’t have any jobs to offer them or conversely, the job seeker doesn’t have the skills and/or experience required to be successful in a job that they may have access to.

From the recruiter’s perspective, there is no use putting a candidate forward for a position if they have high chances that they won’t succeed.

As a job seeker, you have to be careful of ‘putting all your eggs in one basket.” You need to have a multi-pronged approach to job seeking. Working with a recruiter may be one prong. You still need to do your part and conduct an independent job search.

You also need to ensure that you have provided the recruiter a good package to promote. There is no reason why you can’t work on self-improvement and adding to your skills while you are in job search mode, with or without a recruiter in place.

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