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When a recruiter says, “the hiring manager sent your resume to me and asked that I reach out,” is that a generic message or was the manager really interested?

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When a recruiter says, "The hiring manager sent me your profile and asked that I reach out," is that a generic message or is the manager really interested?As usual, it's a "depends message." It depends on whether this is an agency or a corporate recruiter.If it's a corporate recruiter, it is likely that that is true. The hiring manager was doing some reconnaissance because they're not seeing resumes that that. Where they are not getting referrals that fit the position you're trying to fill, so they did some digging, and on the resume themselves, forwarded to HR and said, "Call this person."If it is an agency recruiter, the likelihood is that it is a load of crap. What's happening is that the agency recruiter is trying to flatter you, distract you and not say things to you like, "I heard some nice things about your work and want to have a chance to talk with you," and instead, try this load of crap to try to persuade you to talk with them.Agency recruiters are doing their own work; they are digging, they are finding people, they are doing what they can to find individuals to fill jobs. Using lines like this are designed to flatter you and cause you to think more of them and their relationship with the hiring manager and the probable reality is.Corporate recruiter? Believe it. Agency recruiter? No.


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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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