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The Twitter Job Search Guide by Susan Britton Whitcomb, Chandlee Bryan, Deb Dib

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CHAPTER 18

RECRUITERS REVEAL JOB SEARCH SECRETS

“You’re only as good as the people you hire.”

—Ray Kroc

Where can I find lists of recruiters? How do I work with recruiters? Who can connect me with recruiters? Why won’t recruiters call me back? Why do recruiters want to talk with me only when I’m employed? Why didn’t the recruiter answer my e-mail?

These are some of the most common questions we hear, on Twitter and in our practices. For job seekers, the world of the recruiter (sometimes called a headhunter, and not to be confused with an employment agency) is shrouded in mystery and frustrating to job seekers. And recruiters are sometimes just as frustrated when job seekers don’t “get” how they work—their first priority is the company that hired ...

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