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Mistakes Candidates Make with Recruiters

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If you’re job searching, it’s quite likely that at some point working with a recruiter will be part of your plan. Recruiters are a great resource and can be effective advocates for candidates. Depending on your relationship, your recruiter may start to feel like a friend or potentially a therapist. Neither one is necessarily bad as long as you remember not to cross the line of professionalism. Recruiters can offer a safe space and will ask for your honesty. But while you may tell them things you wouldn’t share in an interview for an open role, let them guide you to that place. Don’t ever forget your meeting with a recruiter is a real interview. Showing up with coffee, in exercise clothes or other such errors of judgement may cost you a great relationship.

Make sure you’re not making these seemingly harmless mistakes that drive recruiters crazy!


About the Author: 

Michele Mavi has nearly 15 years of experience as a recruiter, interview coach, and resume writer. She is Atrium Staffing’s resident career expert, as well as director of internal recruiting and content development. She also founded Angel Films, a division of Atrium Staffing focused on the creation of recruiting and training videos.

For over 20 years, Atrium has been partnering with the most in-demand brands and fashion houses in the world, placing freelance and full-time talent in jobs they love.