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The 7 things stopping recruiters from helping you

The 7 things stopping recruiters from helping you: When looking for a job recruitment agencies can come in for a lot of criticism. There are some things people commonly that makes a recruiters job much harder and ultimately will stop them wanting to help you.  Read more

The 7 things stopping recruiters from helping you


When looking for a job recruitment agencies can come in for a lot of criticism. There are some things people commonly that makes a recruiters job much harder and ultimately will stop them wanting to help you.



Candidates who are not honest and don't advise everything that they have going on. You don’t have to give them all the details just that you have other interviews in the pipeline and at what stage you’re at. Do make them aware if they offer you a role you have already been submitted to as it makes you look bad if your CV  lands on a hiring managers desk from multiple agencies.

Candidates who don't listen and take their advice on board... They spend hours on end providing support and guidance for good reason. Usually they will have visited the client and therefore have an understanding of the culture and what they are looking for.

Candidates who do not spend the necessary amount of time following their instructions in preparing for interviews. If you are not prepared for an interview it wastes everybody’s time.

Candidates whose package expectations change throughout a process...Its remarkable how many people get promoted or receive a pay rise around the same time they are expecting an offer!

Candidates who accept counter offers when they’ve told the recruiter they won’t. Sometimes this is inevitable, especially with high revenue earners but more often than not candidates who accept counter offers look to leave within 6 months as their original reasons for looking to leave don’t change once the glamour of a bit more money and a bigger title wears off.

Rescheduling meetings at the last minute. It looks unprofessional and recruiters will be reluctant to arrange further meetings for you.


Not giving concise and timely feedback. There’s nothing worse for a recruiter than having an excited employer on the phone and the recruiter not being able to be as enthusiastic as they haven’t heard from you since the interview.


Looking after the people who are acting on your behalf differentiates you from the competition.  

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