For us to stop asking that question, that’s what!
If you want to keep spinning in job search circles, keep asking that question.
If you want to send a recruiter leaping into the nearest river (and who doesn’t every now and then), keep asking that question.
What’s a recruiter looking for?
Only s/he knows because only s/he has access to the pile of work on his or her plate.
Somewhere along the way job seeking turned into recruiter mongering. People loathe recruiters until they need a job. Then they want to pal around, not unlike the theater geek turned movie star. (“Hey, didn’t we hang out in high school?”)
The truth is, recruiting is match-making and recruiters are doing a job. If they do their job right, they’ll keep match-making. If they do it wrong, they’ll soon be looking for their own next adventure.
So what’s a recruiter looking for?
(Again with that question!)
Here’s the big answer: (more…)