Post # 1
Title says it mostly. I talked to a recruiter who reached out to me about an opening (which I’m quite interested in). She walked me through the job, gave me some background info on the opening and how it is on hold for the time being. I was curious to see if it was posted elsewhere. It shows on the company website and has been on LinkedIn for about 2 weeks (103 applicants!).
The recruiter said she wants to set me up for a face to face with the company. I don’t mind it being on hold since DH and I are weighing our options in terms of a home right now. But, I am confused…
Should I apply for the job via LinkedIn? Is the recruiter full of it? Anyone else ever dealt with this situation?
Post # 2
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 # 3
orchidaloha: Thank you for the response!! I feel better about it now First time thing for me!
Post # 4
I agree with orchidaloha. This is very common. Sounds like you are being headhunted 🙂
Post # 5
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