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I came across a some insights on an article in FORBES. A link to the full article is here.
The article highlights...you guessed it...10 things you should never share with a recruiter. I know many of you do not have a great opinoin of recruiters...I get it. They are doing the work of sifting through candidates and sometimes that may not be you or I that gets to the next round.
With regards to the article...I'm not sure I agree with each of the ten things...and some are a little far fetched...but read and make a judgement call for yourself.
Here are the 10 "things". As always, I encourage you to read the full article. Enjoy!
10. Never tell your recruiter that you’ll be available 24/7 to answer the employer’s questions, share your advice with them or otherwise start working for free before you get the job offer.
9. Never tell the recruiter if you want to drop out of a recruiting pipeline because the people you meet on your interviews are unqualified, unethical or not smart.
8. Never tell your recruiter about longer-term plans that might make you a shorter-term employee than the recruiter’s client organization might wish.
7. Never tell your recruiter your rock-bottom asking price, because if you do you can expect to get a job offer that matches your rock-bottom requirement to the penny.
6. If you get an offer from another firm and you want your recruiter’s client to match or improve upon the offer you received, go ahead and tell the recruiter what you need.
5. Don’t tell your recruiter that you are desperate to leave your current job or desperate to get hired (if you’re not working now).
4. Don’t tell your recruiter if you have a spot or blemish on your resume, like the fact that you left a past job under unfriendly circumstances.
3. Never tell the recruiter that you really, really want the job or that the job meets all of your needs.
2. Never tell the recruiter your financial situation.
1. Never tell your recruiter that you have no other current job opportunities.
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