I see an old thread on recruiters but wanted to bring the subject back up in a different light.
What has been shocking for me is:
- there are so many… so. many. so many companies and calls and emails that i mostly stopped answering calls from unknown numbers. 10-20 calls a day. this goes in some kind of cycle unbeknownst to me. had i know, i would have used a separate email and phone number.
- a non-trivial segment seem unqualified to find anyone work. i have a hard time understanding the business model.
- what is happening? the industry somehow supports such a huge 3rd party sector.
long story short, i did get my current contract through a recruiter. this was literally 1 contract out of 600 implicit or explicit rejections
Now the post takes a turn.
if i add to that number my own applications, it feels like a 1000 rejections.
I’m assuming not everyone has such a hard time.
what do you make of the recruiting industry? how do you/did you find work? how do these recruiters find all these jobs?