Recruiters can be divided into the following two distinct categories:
Contingency Employment Agency *
Fee is paid only when placement is made.
Must make two sales in order to get paid: individual client and company.
Wants to build pool of candidates to sell to various companies.
Resume may be floated to clients.
Clients dealing with more than one agency; may fill opening and not advise other agencies. Job orders can be duplicated.
Retainer Executive Search Firm *
Hired and paid by company whether hire is made or not.
Second fee paid when placement made based on % of salary.
Usually searches for candidates in current position; not particularly interested in those actually looking for a job. Your resume not sent out without permission.
Your resume may be included with other top candidates for submission to employers.
Definite job opening in existence. Agency usually has exclusive arrangement with client on job opening.
*Reprinted from Get A Job In 30 Days or Less
Tips On Working With Recruiters
with the recruiters. They are there to help you find a job. When you keep significant details from recruiters, they will not be able to effectively help you during your job search.
with more than one recruiter. Remember that the corporations pay recruiters for placement therefore; there loyalties are not with you.
call recruiters and ask them when they are going to find you a job. This really annoys them and the last thing you want to do is get on there bad side.
your salary requirements to a recruiter.
Don't go on interview
s for a job when you know beforehand there is no way you will accept the position.
your recruiter after the interview and give the full details of the interview session.
Well Known Executive Search Firms
Hendrick & Struggles
Russell Reynolds Associates
A.T. Kearney Executive Search
Ray & Berndtson
Egon Zehnder International
Ward Howell International
You are also able to purchase a list of recruiter's names that specialize in your area of expertise. For further information, call me at (631) 382-2425.