While I have not had that experience, I find the
headhunters usually look out more for their own
position than they do for mine. A recruiter tried
to press me into a position I had concerns about.
He was more interested in getting his comission
than he was with my being happy and satisfied with
the position. I typically find I have better luck
on my own. I find using the Career Builder, Monsters
and some of the others to be for more effective.
I also find that Linked IN to be of some use and
recruiters and employers are using it more to find
out more about the people they hire. I had several
contacts due to Linked IN this winter.
you have the big companies that take forever to
make a decision. One had me strung along for over
8 weeks leading up to Christmas after a successful
interview and background investigation. They took
5 weeks to decide they wanted me to reapply as a
temp employee, only offered me a temp position,
no insurance and no prospect of perminant employment.
It took them another 3 weeks to sign off the offer
letter. Meanwhile, I found another position that
wanted someone right away, hired me with a small
bump in pay, covered my insurance as of the first
of the year when my severance ran out and had me
start the next day after my interview. Needless
to say the big company lost out.
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