As a former executive recruiter and headhunter, I can tell you there
are a lot of industry secrets. Having access to those secrets can make
the difference in whether your resume is accepted—or rejected—by top
As you focus your job search, here are the top ten things recruiters will never tell you.
In fact, maintaining contact with your recruiter even after you have found a great job can be a good idea. Don’t burn your bridges. Even if the recruiter was rude or didn’t give you as much attention as you would have liked, be businesslike and polite. That same recruiter might be the one to hand you your next job on a silver platter.
Also remember that when you are searching for a career coach, it pays (literally!) to have one who has access to this type of inside knowledge, who has been on both sides of the negotiating table. Only by knowing the pitfalls—and how to avoid them—can you be truly successful in finding the right job at the right salary for you.
- Deborah Walker, CCMC
Resume Writer ~ Career Coach