Recruiters: What Are They Good For?

Posted on April 10, 2012. Filed under: Job Search Tips, Recruiting | Tags: , , , |

by Sheree Van Vreede (@rezlady)

Here is a follow-up post to today’s #peoplechat, a relatively new Twitter chat that takes places at 1:30 EST on Tuesdays. From what I gathered (it was my first visit), the purpose of this chat is to discuss talent acquisition issues. Today’s topic was supposed to be “what’s good about recruiting.” Here are some snippets from that frank conversation.

(P.S.: For those of you offended by the use of the word “stupid,” as I said, it was a “frank” discussion.)

Question 1: Why do people hate recruiters?

Question 2: Why do most recruiters hate hiring managers?

Recruiter feedback

There was also some discussion about the importance of the recruiter giving a candidate feedback after he or she is turned down for a position. Here, again, are some comments from that discussion. As you can see, some got right to the point, whereas others waxed a little more poetical.

What say you? What do you think recruiters are good for? Do you think a recruiter should provide feedback? Do you think most recruiters are only looking for the ideal candidate? We’d love to hear from you.

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