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Job Seeker Pet Peeves With Recruiters

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There were two parts to this survey. First, we asked fashion industry job seekers to provide their biggest pet peeves with fashion industry recruiters who work directly for the Hiring Companies. Second, we asked the same question but this time, it was directed at recruiters who work for Employment Agencies.

A quick note: Please keep in mind that most company’s recruiting budgets were cut drastically during the crash of 2009 and the “new normal” is that recruiters have to do a lot more with less. While we are not making excuses for any recruiter or recruiting agency, times are tough all over.

JOB SEEKER PET PEEVES WITH RECRUITERS (DIRECT HIRE):

44% – Poor Follow-up
20% – Typecasting/Too rigid in their requirements
10% – Posting ads for jobs that don’t exist

Honorable mentions include:

– Poor understanding of the position for which they are recruiting

– More interested in getting information from the job seeker (free consulting)

Please note: With respect to “Posting ads for jobs that don’t exist,” unlike other fashion industry job listing sites, StyleCareers.com only posts ads at the request of the customer. We do not “scrape” job boards and do not “back-fill” from 3rd party sites. As a job seeker, you should be leery of websites that “scrape” or “back-fill” job listings; most have alternate agendas.

JOB SEEKER PET PEEVES WITH RECRUITERS (AGENCY):

35% – Poor Follow-up
15% – Not “selling” my resume/qualifications enough to companies
1% – Poor understanding of the position for which they are recruiting

Honorable mentions include:

– Creating false expectations for finding a job

– Too “car salesman” like

– Typecasting/Too rigid in their requirements

 

This article was originally posted on StylePortfolios.com 

Chris Kidd is the owner of StyleCareers.com, StylePortfolios.com, StyleDispatch.com, FashionCareerFairs.com and MayoroftheMall.com.