Reaching out to Recruiters for career advice/guidance?

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Reaching out to Recruiters for career advice/guidance?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:46 am

I'm halfway through a 2 year government fellowship and considering my options. I was thinking about reaching out to a recruiter (at a big recruiting firm like Major Lindsay Africa/Lateral Link) and asking a consultant if they'd be willing to review my resume and provide some insight into how competitive I would be in applying for employers they work with. Is this appropriate? I'd be willing to use the recruiter if and when I decide to make the move, but I know they work on commission and I'm essentially asking for free advice. Does it help if the recruiter is an alum of my law school?

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Re: Reaching out to Recruiters for career advice/guidance?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:13 am

bumping. anyone??

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Re: Reaching out to Recruiters for career advice/guidance?

Postby johndhi » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:38 pm

yes, that's appropriate. they work for you. tell them not to submit your resume without your prior written consent.

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Re: Reaching out to Recruiters for career advice/guidance?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:02 am

Yes, that it is customary to do what you are describing. But be careful, some of the recruiters are loose cannons.



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