Before doing this, I was an engineer back when my face didn't have "laugh lines". I actually was involved in automotive engineering groups conducting studies on automotive engineered systems.
Needless to say, the byproduct of this was learning the ins-and-outs, good-and-bad within the automotive supply base.
A few years later after I was zapped by an extraterrestrial gamma ray, I found out I was a Recruiter and soon was filling positions for a very admirable automotive supplier. Over the years, I've made dozens of placements with this company. As many know, I took time off to create my present office structure and started fresh a couple years ago.
Out of the blue, the company resurfaced when their top HR person contacted me through LinkedIn. After a (rare) face-to-face meeting, I offered to recruit for them at 15% (cough cough cough....) if they would at least verbally give me promise of a 3 week head start on all outside-agency blessed requisitions. Deal.
Well, I found out five weeks ago that the top HR person is 'adios' and there's a new sheriff in town. Naturally and humbly, I tried contact Mr. Newguy and let's just say .... whiffffffffff...nothin'. And guess what, my three HR contacts at HQ and two of their plants won't respond either.
OK. OK. Full disclosure. As things have been quite peppy here, working JO's at 15% isn't exactly making me all that excited. Also, they reneged on the 3 week head start deal as I found out they're working with solo hot-shot lady recruiter across town who's second cousins with one of the veeps.
So what do you think? Not being arrogant but I'm a household name over there as a recruiter having placed so many people over the years.
The new guy's title is VP of HR and he's the one that apparently pulled the plug.
What should I do?