Who Will Do a Better Job For You--A Recruiter or a Coach? (POLL)

Who Will Do a Better Job For You–A Recruiter or a Coach?

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

I ran a poll on LinkedIn asking this question. After all, I wrote an article for Brainz called, “Who Will Do A Better Job For You – A Recruiter Or A Coach?” where I shared my thoughts. I spent most of my career doing recruiting before transitioning to coaching. I asked people on LinkedIn for their thoughts. 

Almost 2/3 of the respondents thought a coach would do better; 34% thought a recruiter would do better.

Comments included:

“A coach will help you focus on being in the moment at an interview, and give strategies on taking the lead in a new role— which is likely a more important role than you had before.”

“Both can provide valuable insights from different perspectives.”

“Two completely different skillsets!! You need both. A coach looks at your alignment and personal brand to achieve short and long-term career goals. A recruiter is short term, usually looking to see how your skills and work history align to a particular role.

There is a ton I cannot cover in 2 sentences. If you want a new career or position that doesn’t align to your specific experience, you had better start with a career coach, for instance…”

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2023 

What Is The Difference Between a Career Coach and a Recruiter?


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. He is hired to provide No BS Career Advice globally. That can involve job search, hiring staff, management, leadership, career transition and advice about resolving workplace issues.


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He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with over 2500 episodes.


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