In honor of Father's Day, here are a few TV Dads showing off their acting skills by portraying bad recruiters. Curious how a bad recruiter will react to a certain situation? Check out these important life lessons and learn what makes a recruiter a bad recruiter.

When a recruiter tells you they're listening-
When you tell a recruiter they don't understand your point-
When you tell a recruiter you aren't interested in their job-
When you tell a recruiter you want to talk before you send your resume-
When you thoughtfully explain why you turned down a recruiter's job offer-
When you tell a recruiter you need to reschedule your client interview-
When a recruiter tries to talk you into a lowball offer-
When the recruiter you were referred to is not in your industry-
When you tell a recruiter your market value-
When older recruiters try to relate to younger candidates-
When a recruiter submits your resume without asking-

If you have any questions about anything I discussed above, looking for a job and/or working with a recruiter, just ask! Shoot me an email at

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