Do People Become Recruiters to Help People Find Jobs or Help Companies Fill Them

EP 1562  Do people enter the recruiting profession because they want to help job seekers find work or because they want to help companies narrow down job candidates?

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm the head coach for There was a question I saw on Quora that I want to respond to. I just I was a ridiculous question. "2 people become Recruiters in order to help people find work or to help companies narrowed down job applicants?"

The answer is, "Neither." They enter the recruiting field in order to make a living, just like you Have your job because you want to get paid, You want to do something that is interesting, you want to earn a living. If you think the choices helping people find jobs are helping companies narrowed down the field, They are paid by companies to identify and refer talent that the company needs to employ to fill particular need that they have, refer the candidate, have the person join, and have that person remain in their employ for 90 calendar days. That is what the job of a recruiter is.

This is not social worker you trying to help people grow and become more fulfilled.No! There paid to find talent for organizations who pay them. Period. Anything else is either the recruiters delusion or a lie.If the role, a person can do a lot of helpful things and be a coach and be paid by job hunters . . . Which is why do, but I spent 40 years doing recruiting so I am well aware of what the pressures are of being a search professional.

The pressure starts off with mistaken belief that you work for them.It is not true. You work for an employer who pays you. The employer hires you to find talent that satisfy the firm's needs. The outcome is the replacement will be done,a person hired, a fee paid, And that person remains in the employ of that organization. THAT'S WHAT THE JOB OF A RECRUITER IS. Everything else is self-delusion or goofy marketing to make you believe that they work for you.

They don't. They work for an employer who pays them. Period.

So, I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. It's a blunt answer, but it is a truthful one. Everything else is fantasy.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

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