Where can I find a recruiter who can find a job for me? I explain.


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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big game Hunter. I'm the head coach for JobSearchCoachinghq.com. And welcome to another one of my videos about job hunting, which I tend to do daily.

And this one, you know, it's stated declaratively. I need a recruiter to find me a job. Implied is where do I find one? And the answer is not one that's any good. And let me explain why.

Recruiters don't work for you. They work for corporations. Corporations spend 1000s of dollars, 10s of 1000s of dollars to pay a fee to a recruiter once they fill a job. And I'm working with contingency recruiters because normally the person who's asking this question, wants a contingency recruiter, someone who works at a job at their level. The retained search firms, they're working with candidates who make a lot more money than this person and thus their fees are even more.

But you know, $100,000 person can generate a fee of 20, 25, 30000 or more. And you're gonna pay that to a recruiter to find you a job?

"Well, if they find me a job, I'll pay it."

And how are they going to collect it?

"Well, if they find me a job, I will pay it?"

No, you won't. And they're going to have to sue. You can maybe throw $1,000, 2000, $5000. And then they have to first deal with collecting it from you. They have to first deal with finding a company that wants your skills versus they already have the job from the client. The client, you know the one who's going to pay them five or 10 times what you are. And if you were them in that position, who would you work for? You? I don't think so.

I think you'd worked for the institution that pays them a lot more money. Because of the speculative nature of recruiting, you'd rather at least leverage your knowledge and talents to get the bigger fee than the chump change from you, that allows them to first start the aggravation process of trying to collect the money from you.

I'm Jeff Altman. Hope you found this helpful. Visit TheBigGameHunter.us. There's much more there that will help you in your job search that's located in the blog. If you're interested in my coaching, I don't work for free. You can schedule a free discovery call at the website. It's on the homepage right in the right hand panel there. So you can schedule a free discovery call with me. We'll figure out whether or not it makes sense for me to work with you. Lastly, if you're watching on YouTube, see that little icon in the lower right hand corner, click on that. You'll get notices whenever I release a new video. Have a great day!


Jeff Altman, The Big Game HunterJeff 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, as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2000 episodes.

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