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Working with more than one recruiter

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:43 pm

I know there have been several posts regarding this but wanted to see if there are any different perspectives.

I was contacted by a recruiter who seemed very responsive at first, but after sending my resume and grades, s/he has not been as helpful.

I don’t think my grades/resume would hurt me to be honest. And I’m working in a very “in demand” field.

As many of us do, I have 2-3 recruiters contact me on my work email and LinkedIn daily.

How much longer should I wait for this recruiter to respond before moving onto a more responsive recruiter? I’d rather have him/her say that they can’t help me at this time rather than being ignored.

I’m planning on being in the target market for a week at the end of the month for personal reasons and I was hoping to have interviews set up then but at this rate, I don’t think it’s possible.

Should I just reach out to the other recruiters to see if there is anything, or just wait and see?

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Re: Working with more than one recruiter

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:38 am

Yeah they will never tell you they’re not interested because it’s to their benefit to have as many possible resumes to submit as possible.

Find a better recruiter and tell them you’re going to work with antoher recruiter, please send a full list of firms you have been submitted to, and please do not take any further actions on your behalf.

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Re: Working with more than one recruiter

Postby objctnyrhnr » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:30 am

Anonymous User wrote:Yeah they will never tell you they’re not interested because it’s to their benefit to have as many possible resumes to submit as possible.

Find a better recruiter and tell them you’re going to work with antoher recruiter, please send a full list of firms you have been submitted to, and please do not take any further actions on your behalf.


This is good advice, but I handled it slightly differently. I told the recruiter (in writing) that I wanted to personally discuss and approve every potential opening that they were considering submitting me to. This way, I could supplement my first recruiter with networking as well as my other recruiter.

So then I got another recruiter who I felt had more inside relationships with partners and the like.

I successfully used both recruiters during my job search and it was good because, for example, when the more experienced recruiter took time off due to a death in the family, I leaned more heavily on the other one.

Good luck!

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Re: Working with more than one recruiter

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:51 pm

Just use multiple recruiters? Maybe manage it such that you're not going to have duplicative resumes submitted (although IDK why that would even matter that much) to a given firm, but I see no downside to it otherwise.



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