Why You Should Make Friends with Recruiters

In response to my first recruiter interview, a colleague wrote in with the reasons he stays in touch with recruiters:

  • Some of the best jobs / candidates are rarely advertised
  • If you refer people to your friend the recruiter, there is the possibility of a finders fee
  • They can keep you aware of trends in the local market
  • You might be able to get a free lunch every so often

I still keep in touch with recruiters I've known for over 30 years. When I refer someone to these people, my referral means something. I've even sold books and landed one consulting engagement based on meeting someone through a recruiter.

Think about it and make friends with a recruiter today!

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