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NFT: Is anyone having any luck with recruiters?

GMAN4LIFE : 8/9/2019 1:59 pm
Been trying to get a job while at my current employer. I thought recruiters would help out alot more i have had no such luck.

Wondering if there is any tips or anything to provide.

i am in the financial operations space and even open to going to another field.
JonC : 8/9/2019 1:59 pm : link
is often very quiet.
AcidTest : 8/9/2019 2:01 pm : link
that hire recruiters tend to be extremely picky. Only the "perfect hire" can justify the fee their paying to a recruiter.

I also agree that summertime, especially August, can be very quiet. This is the last month before kids go back to school.
What kind of work are you  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 8/9/2019 2:02 pm : link
RE: What kind of work are you  
GMAN4LIFE : 8/9/2019 2:04 pm : link
In comment 14524751 BigBlueDownTheShore said:

financial firm
I can forward  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 8/9/2019 2:06 pm : link
your resume to my former employers as they do primarily financial recruitment.
If you are not a square peg  
Mark from Jersey : 8/9/2019 2:26 pm : link
for a square hole they are useless IMO. I have never applied for a job in my life where I was a perfect fit.

My wife is currently out of work...lost her job as part of a downsizing effort...looked like she would make it but there was an additional unforeseen line of cuts and she was let go. She is having good success applying to jobs through targeted company websites but NOTHING from a recruiter/headhunter (Banking/Compliance).
Yes, I did  
Gregorio : 8/9/2019 3:01 pm : link
my current job (software developer) was arranged through a recruiter. This was after 5 months of job hunting. My skills happened to line up exactly with the job description. It all worked out.

I really think this was an exception and not the norm. I was sure I would need a personal contact which I did not have.
How are you connecting with the recruiters?  
pjcas18 : 8/9/2019 3:39 pm : link
is there a connection introducing you? LinkedIn?

Company website?

I think some of it is dependent on how you get to the recruiters.

My company, not in your space, is hiring massively now and I know our recruiters are ridiculously busy.
There is some hiring going on  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 8/9/2019 5:52 pm : link
But there's still a lot of ghosting from recruiters on Linkedin. Unless you find an exec recruiter who is really trusted by a company, it's a slog.
Recruiters DGAF about you, AT ALL!  
Karl Hungus : 8/9/2019 7:40 pm : link
Unless there's a chance you can make them some money.
Just build your network. Stick and move. It'll happen.
RE: Summertime  
BMac : 8/9/2019 8:15 pm : link
In comment 14524745 JonC said:
is often very quiet.

I just picked up two contracts, both lucrative, and both entrees to even more work. I told Eric that the BBI fund drive is my good luck charm, and it continues to not disappoint.
I don't know if it's true, but one of the recruiters I've known  
jcn56 : 8/9/2019 8:22 pm : link
for nearly 20 years and trust very much tells me that the big banks have stopped using recruiters for the most part (not entirely, mind you).

Because of the fees involved, recruitment for the vast majority of financial jobs in these companies has been done via LinkedIn and the job boards and promotion through in-house referral programs.
A book I highly recommend you read  
trueblueinpw : 8/9/2019 10:35 pm : link
If youíre looking for a job I highly recommend The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide: How to Find a Rewarding Job Even When There Are No Jobs by Richard N. Bolles

I went through a very long period looking for a job and it wasnít until after I read this book when I landed my amazing dream job. He breaks down the various ways to look for work, and yes these will be a bit dated, and presents the best way to find the right job and get hired. Iím a pretty tough critic on these kinds of things, and this wonít be a silver bullet unless youíre not ready to work the method he suggests. But, it worked for me and really did help me find the job I always wanted.
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