23 October 2009

Job search tales: recruiters aren't all bad

In this episode of "Tales from the job search trenches", Jordan Shaw talks about his life as a recruiter. "Good" recruiters really are willing to go the bat for quality candidates, and job seekers can make fast friends of placement professionals by lending a hand with introductions to employers. His suggestion that it is better to focus on a handful of potential employers, and really build relationships, er than applying everywhere is something every job seeker should heed.

Jordan also offers a lot of great advice as to which internet tools to use for researching employers and finding recruiters. Don't just blast mail to every recruiter there is, find the ones who specialize in your field and region.

Check out Jordan's recruiting agency web site for information about tech-jobs in the Pacific Northwest.

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Here are a list of links to Jordan's favourite tools and networking groups:

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