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Old 08-01-2018, 11:49 PM
 
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This thread is about headhunters, not recruiters. They aren't the same thing. Those who work at staffing firms and companies are recruiters. Headhunters get commission when they get you to take a job through them.
The post the user responded to mention staffing agency recruiters, this why he agreed. Some staffing companies are notorious for posting fake jobs and leading people on. This is what many people are talking about in the thread. Doesn't matter if its a recruiter or a headhunter. Both lead people to empty opportunities at times.
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Old 08-05-2018, 02:09 PM
 
Location: KC, MO
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Exclamation When Headhunters Call

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...Those who work at staffing firms and companies are recruiters. Headhunters get commission when they get you to take a job through them.



Not quite.


Both 'Recruiters' and 'Headhunters' are paid in commissions. Unless they are self-employed, where they receive and keep the entire recruitment fee.


For the higher-ranking Executive Search firms it is not uncommon for the 'headhunters' to be receiving a base salary plus commission.








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Old 08-05-2018, 02:40 PM
 
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Head hunters don't really exist anymore. I know people in C-suite level positions who get automated e-mail solicitations from everyday recruiters. The position level is CMO paying $300k and they say "If interested please apply at iCIMS blah blah blah"

Ummm I'm pretty sure this is not how high level execs are supposed to be recruited
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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It kind of makes you feel in demand and wanted and even better to turn them down. I remember being unemployed and having to have them turn me down!
Not really if you are an older worker. Watch the movie "A Family Man".
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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It kind of makes you feel in demand and wanted and even better to turn them down. I remember being unemployed and having to have them turn me down!
It's a double edged sword. On one hand, it's nice knowing I have career-security. On the other, many of these recruiters don't freaking listen and just want to push me into roles that they know damn well are not what I'm looking for.
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:27 PM
 
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LOL it's a numbers games with headhunters.

For every job that is available to be filled there are about 100 headhunters and 1000 applicants.

I think that sounds about right. Each headhunter has to compete with the other 99 headhunters so they are going to screen out everyone in the 1000 available pool who has a pulse.

Sometimes, actually most of the time, I hate headhunters. We are just like a number to them. We are just like a piece of bait they use to catch a fish. I'm an anchovy or sardine used to catch a bigger fish, the company, to these headhunters. If me as the bait doesn't work, they simply take me off and use one of the other 999 baits that are available to them. But I guess to companies the headhunters are are also a number and a piece of bait as well.

Ah the circle of life in business. So poetic.
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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A friend of mine hates headhunters. He's in a high demand job. Recently one of them made a lunch appointment with him and she blew him off. She sent him an email the next day apologizing and asking to reschedule and he said no thanks.

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Old 08-09-2018, 02:07 PM
 
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I just talked to a recruiter from Robert Half. He was the assistant vp in their office and division director.

He does a skype with me and asks me why I had so many jobs why I left my last job. Basically a 2 minute judgment by this guy who is supposed to know who is the best qualified candidate according to his clients. It's not like he had extensive working experience in companies.

At the end of it he says he will take a look at the opportunities that he has available and then will call me back if he sees anything. I say wait didn't you contact me because you did have something you are working on? Why don't you tell me about that one. He says you may not be a good fit for that one blah blah blah. He basically didn't like me for xyz reason and decided I'm not worth it.

When the recruiters are gone from this planet and get real jobs that's when the working world will be about 30% better than what it is now. These leaches don't provide any service to the job market. Instead companies who choose to use their services, and that's a lot, are held hostage to their judgment and supposed eye for talent. This is why companies are saying they can't hire the right people for the job because of these clowns.

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Old 08-09-2018, 02:27 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Low unemployment rate. You're not the only one getting contacted by recruiters out of the blue.
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:26 PM
 
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I just talked to a recruiter from Robert Half. He was the assistant vp in their office and division director.

He does a skype with me and asks me why I had so many jobs why I left my last job. Basically a 2 minute judgment by this guy who is supposed to know who is the best qualified candidate according to his clients. It's not like he had extensive working experience in companies.

At the end of it he says he will take a look at the opportunities that he has available and then will call me back if he sees anything. I say wait didn't you contact me because you did have something you are working on? Why don't you tell me about that one. He says you may not be a good fit for that one blah blah blah. He basically didn't like me for xyz reason and decided I'm not worth it.

When the recruiters are gone from this planet and get real jobs that's when the working world will be about 30% better than what it is now. These leaches don't provide any service to the job market. Instead companies who choose to use their services, and that's a lot, are held hostage to their judgment and supposed eye for talent. This is why companies are saying they can't hire the right people for the job because of these clowns.
Oh man, I hate them. They are notorious for fake listings. In addition, they love to lead you on about positions then ghost you. Then contact you again and do the same. They are unprofessional.
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