February 18, 2018 at 6:54 am #2180JeffAltmanCoachKeymaster
Who should I call? The first?
“What you do. If multiple recruiters contact you about the same job? Do you go to 1st 1? Go with the one that you feel is the best one?” He says it happens to them a lot. There are a few subtleties in the dynamic that I have to address.
Sometimes, you get 4 calls in one day about the same job. You don’t know you’re going to get the 4th. You just take the 1st: someone is qualifying you.. The 2nd through 4th are out of luck because the probability is you gave the okay to the 1st 1, not because that they’re the best because you didn’t know there going to be other choices.
If you have voicemail messages waiting for you, that is a different scenario. That’s true particularly for veteran individuals, for executives, senior managers, directors, and above. You go with the one that you have a relationship with who “gets you.” You go with the one who, in the course of the conversation with them, gives you the idea that they have a great relationship with the client.
To some degree, this involves what I referred to as the (I make multiple sniffing noises) ability to smell BS. If you are hearing BS from someone, in the conversation. Be very polite about it, but don’t go any further. If it some of that you have a relationship with, perhaps someone that you work with for several years, perhaps is the hiring manager and you work with them before, you know whether to trust them or not. Follow your gut here.
It all starts off with what is the relationship with the client? If they say, “It is a new client,” they may not be able to finesse you in. If it is a long-standing one, that is not a guarantee , either. It really comes down to what your relationship is with this firm, happy benefit by your relationship with the recruiter, do you trust this person or not (obviously, don’t be submitted by someone who you can’t trust because whether it is an executive search or contingency service,, the folks who are not trustworthy are going to be difficult to believe for you. Once it comes time for you to decide on a job offer.
Let’s be practical. You don’t trust them. They are telling you all sorts of things about the firm. It is easy to get caught up in their “stuff.” You don’t know what to listen to or NOT listen to. They don’t become an asset for you. Other than that they give you an introduction. Who can be that asset for you?
I will just tell you that JobSearchCoachingHQ.com it’s a place where I am the ally of the job hunter. I am not there to collect a payday on a placement fee. I am there to give great advice. PERIOD. I don’t want to represent the members there as a recruiter. I just want to help them get great jobs.
If you join the site, I’m going to give you impartial opinions based upon what you tell me and what they may coincidently know about the client. If the role, I only worked in recruiting for 44 years. I only felt about 1200 positions full time plus consulting assignments. I’ve written 9 books. I’ve create over 3000 YouTube videos. Hosted a few podcasts I don’t know anything about finding a job! LOL. I want to help you.
I’ll just simply say that, as in this case, there are always lots of variables. I’m pretty good at dissecting them. Maybe there was a variable that I did not consider– leave a message for me. Let me know what you think would be more helpful and I will try to cover it another time.
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