Contacted by recruiter for job that is posted by hiring company on LinkedIn?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 2
2460 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

This is an extremely common scenario and also how I received the past two positions that I’ve had (including my current one – which I love). I would personally go through the recruiter, over 100 people have already applied so chances are, your resume could get missed. The recruiter would be able to present you directly to the company and offer assistance with what they are looking for in a candidate.

Recruiters do a lot of the “dirty work” for the company. They read the resumes in detail then screen the candidates before presenting then to the organization. This way, when a possible new hire is presented to the company the company knows that they already have at least the basics that match to the requirements of the position. The recruiters don’t usually get paid their full amount until the new hire has completed their probationary period so it’s really in everyons best interests for it to work out.

Post # 4
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree with orchidaloha.  This is very common.  Sounds like you are being headhunted 🙂

Post # 5
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

jpalm13:  Yep orchidaloha said it all correctly!  I work with recruiters fairly often anymore trying to find my next job.  If they’ve contacted you, they think you’re a really good fit and are fairly confident in your ability to get the job.  It’s way better to go through them for a few reasons:

– they guarantee an interview

– they negotiate on your behalf for your salary (because they usually make a percentage cut of it, they’ll push for as high as you can get)

– the interviewer must trust them and already have a working relationship with the recruiter if they can get you in so quickly, so you’ll rise to the top of applicants

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