Let me ask you a question.

When you are approached by a corporate recruiter, whose interests are they looking out for? Their employer’s, of course.

If you are contacted by an agency recruiter, whose interests are they looking out for?

The people who pay them (their client) and their own. After all, they are only paid if they deliver someone to their client who is hired and stays on the job for 90 days. 

Even if they give you advice about how to interview, it is only with an eye toward getting you to take a job where they get a payday.

And if you think their opinions about the different jobs that you are evaluating when their client extends an offer or while you are interviewing is unbiased, I have some property with swamp land on it you might be interested in.

Who’s looking out for you? 


Well, you may ask your wife, husband or partner for advice and some of them may be professional people and knowledgeable in their expertise but not in job hunting, even if they have changed jobs a few times.

Maybe you can ask a friend, a former colleague or former boss for advice . . . and even if they have hired people before, they don’t have the experience of what others look for when they hire, how to write great resumes, interview extremely well, find job leads, negotiate salary. brand yourself for this job search or ones in the future, negotiate salary effectively or how to handle the myriad details of a job search.

You see, the skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job. 


Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019



JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter
JeffAltman, 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 1500 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. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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