Because of the high maintenance needed to monitor and filter spammers from the RF Cafe Forums, I decided that it would
be best to just archive the pages to make all the good information posted in the past available for review. It is unfortunate
that the scumbags of the world ruin an otherwise useful venue for people wanting to exchanged useful ideas and views.
It seems that the more formal social media like Facebook pretty much dominate this kind of venue anymore anyway, so if
you would like to post something on RF Cafe's
page, please do.
Below are all of the forum threads, including all
the responses to the original posts.
Post subject: I've changed my mind...Posted: Wed Aug 24,
2005 9:06 am
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2003 6:59
Hey Kirt, have any of these
bum recruiters ever paid you a referral fee yet?
They're a bunch of skunks that'll lie about being honest and promise
you the moon. A friend just got screwed by a recruiter, so my fairly
recent defense of them has been proven unworthy.
I'll never deal
with a recruiter again and recommend no one else does either. Stick
with direct contacts with hiring managers and even HR departments are
MUCH better than ANY recruiter.
I'd like to see the whole bunch
of them go back to driving taxis.
Any of you recruiters here
want to defend yourselves? Bunch of wusses.
Call it Maxwell's
Equation to success.
Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:59 am
Mon Jul 18, 2005 4:31 pm
Location: Baltimore, MD
Max, I worked with a recruiter to get my current job and it worked very
well. I got an interview much more quickly than I could have on my own
and he offered some good tips for interviewing and salary negotiation.
I laugh at how much of a fee my company probably had to pay the recruiter,
but that wasn't my problem.
Like anything, though, you've got
to find a good recruiter that specializes in your industry. You should
never have to pay a dime to a recruiter.
Any recruiter that cold
calls you is likely a loser. Treat it as if you were up for murder and
you were looking for a lawyer. Don't just pick the one with the most
ads on TV, pick the one that has experience and proven results for cases
And always remember that a recruiter is looking out
for himself, not for you. But, you can use his help when you both have
a cooperative goal.
Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:25 am
Sat Aug 27, 2005 2:06 pm
Location: Land of Opporunities,
Very rightly said Kanling!
ORTHOGONALITY ROCKS!! ~~~
Post subject: Defense!Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:14 am
I just have to say that there will always be a bad seed in every group
of people you deal with. You can't judge ALL recruiters based on ONE
experience that you have. That's like saying you'll never eat fruit
again because you had a sour grape....
There are plenty of recruiters
out there (like myself) that take their job very seriously and are ethical
in their daily actions/decision. I'm so sorry that you had to deal with
one that wasn't that way but I do hope you'll reconsider having a recruiter
as an ally vs enemy...
Re: Defense!Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 3:47 pm
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2003 11:47 am
That's like saying you'll
never eat fruit again because you had a sour grape.....
is total BS. It is really more like saying you think you like grapes
because you had one once that was good when MOST are sour. Don't fool
yourself - your industry is chock FULL of turds. You folks have the
reputation you have because, for the most part, it is deserved.
Post subject: Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:56 pm
kanling -Do you mind giving me the contact information
of the recruiter that you worked with ? I am BSEE in RF looking for
employment. I have been looking for an RF recruiter with a proven track
record for quite sometime now but no luck yet. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post subject: Posted: Mon
Feb 20, 2006 2:54 pm
Joined: Mon Jul 18,
2005 4:31 pm
Location: Baltimore, MD
Sorry, he is
long gone... the recruiting company went out of business when the bubble
burst... I have no idea where the recruiters went. This was over five
I don't think there are as many good recruiters around
these days, companies aren't as willing to spend extra money these days
and the web sites like Monster are just too popular.
to see recruiting companies in the trade magazines. I haven't seen many
Post subject: Posted: Mon Feb
20, 2006 5:35 pm
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2005
It all depends on the
recruiter as some of you mentioned. I had experience seeing both types
of recruiters. A recent recruiter that I was in contact with was very
helpful and kind. She gave me really good tips and advice and the interview
was really good. Another recruiter was a total jerk. He and me got into
a quarrel through the email. I swear that if he was near me I would
choke him to death...really a mentally retard guy So in the end-effect
like mentioned, in any population there are good and bad parts. The
recruiters can't be judged as a whole according to one bad or good individual/example.