As more and more people are hunting for jobs a lot of their interview experiences feel a lot like they are chasing their own tails. Unfortunately working with the wrong recruiter can do this to you and may cost you your next job.

In the mindset of the unemployed there is no job that they can’t do, but unfortunately there are lots of jobs for which our clients won’t hire them. However, if you’re working with a highly skilled recruiter they can tell you quickly if your skills are even in the ballpark for the job much less really on target. Understanding that why then do I frequently talk with people being presented to jobs by recruiters whose skills are WAY OFF TARGET for the companies needs? Because in contingency search the recruiters don’t get penalized for throwing resumes against the wall and hoping that something sticks.

So understand that you (like the recruiter) only have so much time to pursue jobs and that if you spend time pursuing the wrong ones you may in fact miss out on the right one. To correct this flaw in the systems be critical of your skills and the match they create (or don’t) with the company, get the details from the recruiter not just any overview and just like a good Doctor or Lawyer you better feel comfortable that the recruiter is looking out for you and your career.

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