Jobs Now Blog

Sunday, 10 September 2017 15:57

Are job seekers frustrated with recruiters?

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Question originally answered on

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.

Read 1045 times Last modified on Wednesday, 03 January 2018 20:29

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

Recent Post

  • What are some hacks I can do on LinkedIn to look better to other connections and recruiters?

    Not so sure about hacks, but here’s some sage advice.

    The question is rather challenging in that you’re asking how to appeal to two different groups. If your main purpose is to appeal to recruiters, in that you are currently in job searching mode, your promotional copy needs to target them. Your promotional copy needs to be crafted so it attracts recruiters, lets them know you are looking for work and what you have to offer.

  • How do you hide the fact that you lost your job on LinkedIn?

    How do you hide the fact that you lost your job on LinkedIn?


    I don’t think you need to hide the fact that you lost your job, in your LinkedIn profile.

    Conversely, I don’t believe you need to draw attention to the fact either.

  • What's the best way to deal with a coworker who steals credit for your work and ideas?

    I suppose it depends on whether it affects you in any way. If it does, then actions may be warranted. If it doesn’t affect you directly, perhaps affecting a fellow team member, you’ll need to decide whether it’s any of your business to intervene on the other’s behalf. It may be more appropriate to support your fellow team member if they want to move forward in addressing the issue, rather than taking it on yourself.

  • No-Show Phone Interview

    Phone call womanI scheduled a phone interview for 2:30 p.m. mountain standard Time and when I went back to my email to reconfirm whereas it was 10 minutes later than 2:30 already it reads please allow for a call within 30 minutes of the scheduled time. That seems strange to me.. and now we approach the last 5 minutes of that 30-minute window and still no hide no hair no phone call. Do I reach out to them after the 30 minutes is up or do I assume that I should move on and keep looking elsewhere?

    As I am responding to this question 16 days after you have posted it, I would expect you have resolved it by now. So, my response is directed at anybody else facing a similar situation.