- How do I find a recruiter?
- How do I know I have a good recruiter?
- What do I say to a recruiter when I want a new job?
In a previous cast, we talked about how many managers don't understand the importance of taking recruiters' calls, and walked through step by step (hey, this is Manager Tools) how to handle those calls. What to say, and what to learn, and how to proceed.
But there's another side to the recruiting relationship, isn't there? What if you want to contact a recruiter, without waiting for them to call you? Maybe you're recognizing a change in opportunities where you are, or you want to move in a different direction, or perhaps it's as simple as suddenly inheriting a terrible boss, and alarm bells are going off in your head.
How does one contact a recruiter? What are the basics to consider, and how does one approach them when you're going to initiate contact? It's easy if you do it step by step, the Manager Tools way!
Note: During the show, we mentioned we would post a couple of links to some recruiter resources. Hunt-Scanlon is a provider of information about the executive recruiting business - great resource for access to recruiters. Kennedy is a well known technology executive recruiting firm.