October 31, 2016
To use a recruiter in your job search, you need to know what the different types of recruiters are, how they work with you, and what you should expect. Related: How To Write A 30-60-90-Day Plan That Gets You The Job Offer
Types Of RecruitersThere are two basic types of recruiters: Internal and Contingency (third-party) Recruiters. Internal recruiters work for the company they recruit for. Typically, you’ll find them at large corporations. Contingency recruiters (third party) work for themselves or for a recruitment agency, and are paid by a client company when that company hires a candidate the recruiter presents. Most recruiters are third-party recruiters.
Myths About RecruitersThe two biggest misunderstandings about recruiters are:
- “You have to pay a recruiter.”
- “The recruiter works for the job seeker, and must find them a job.”