Some recruiting firms have quotas. Their recruiters must meet with the required number of candidates, even if the candidates are outside of their field. I’m not sure why a recruiter would want to spend time with someone they know they can’t help, but I’m certain that it’s not a good use of a candidate’s time. How do you make sure that a recruiter can help you find a job that matches your specific set of skills and preferences? Ask these two questions to make sure your recruiter can actually help you find a great job.
I’m a recruiter. Unfortunately, I’m not a mind reader. Sometimes, I wish I could read minds because it would help candidates avoid the one big mistake they make when partnering with recruiters. Always be completely honest and upfront with your recruiter.
A gap on a resume is a difficult but unavoidable part of being unemployed. Yet, you are in control of just how wide that gap gets. How so? I urge job seekers to try and find meaningful work that helps bridge the gap between permanent positions.