Here is my no BS answer this question.
"What should I do when I lose my dream opportunity because of the unprofessional behavior of the recruiter?"
Recruiters are the bogeyman for a lot of job hunters. And, I must also say, to a lot of corporations. They are blamed for far more than what they are deserved to be blamed for. Since I don't have any details here (I just have the question (I don't have any texture or nuance to what happened and what the recruiter is alleged to have done), I will simply go with what this person suggesting me , which is the person didn't get the job, they wanted the recruiter to do or say something for them and they wouldn't. They deem that to be unprofessional.
You know, maybe I'm wrong here , but most of the time, almost all the time, when job hunters lose a position, even when the recruiter is obnoxious and creepy and incompetent, employers will find a way to hire the person. What they will do is call of the recruiter and say, "Look, back down. You have 2 choices here. We are going to run the hire. Get out of the way and if we actually hire this person, will write you a check when it's all over. The other choice is that you can lose the fee and we won't just talk to the person at all. "
The fact of the matter is, when given those 2 choices the recruiter will say, "You'll do all the work? Just keep me informed. Let me know where to send the invoice to when you hire them and I'll be happy to collect the money. I'm sorry you don't like me. Tell me what I can do differently and I will do it because I want you to like me."
That's the way recruiters conduct themselves, even if they don't use those words. They want to make money. They don't want to lose if the because of bad behavior on their part or yours. Job hunters are more likely to cost recruiters opportunities through bad behavior. Firms start to evaluate recruiters based upon the behavior of job hunters and decide, "you know, this recruiter doesn't do a good enough job screening for us; were going to stop using them."
That's a very likely occurrence. In this 1, here's. What probably happened. You are not qualified to get the job. Your resume stank. You didn't get in the door. Or, if you did, you did not perform. You want to blame the recruiter for that. But, no, it is you that is at issue.. You are the one that failed. The client isn't interested. The recruiter cannot perform telephone or Skype hypnosis to make them do something that they don't want to do. You are angry at the recruiter because they couldn't make it happen.
I could be wrong. I don't think I am. I say that because of the situations where people have complained about me. My client made decisions that they thought were in their best interests. And, you know, you can't persuade people to do things that they don't want to do any more than you are persuadable to buy a car that is more than you can afford or buy a house where you cannot afford to make the 1st mortgage payment. You are not stupid, and neither are they.
Do you really think employers are trying to help you?
You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell you as much as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.
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