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Questions Recruiters Receive From Candidates

Q: I received a phone call from a recruiter last week, but I hung up on her right-away because I’m afraid my boss could find out that I’ve been talking to a recruiter. I really don’t like to hang up on people. Is there a better way to handle a call from a recruiter?

A: I sure hope so! If every one hung up on me, I’d be pretty depressed after a while!

First off, congratulations! Statistically speaking, very few people ever get a call from a recruiter. You must have some very valuable skills to have received a call from a recruiter.

When a recruiter calls, try the following:

  1. Smile and remain calm. The recruiter is probably more nervous than you are. I know I am!

How To Land a ____ Job

Thank you for contacting us. We are sensitive to the fact that undergoing a career search may be an unfamiliar process to you. Because of this fact, we have compiled some very valuable information for you; including resume tips, interviewing tips, and strategies to help you in your search for a new career opportunity.

This has been compiled to help you – the candidate – to successfully land a new position. Please take the time to read this.

  1. 10 Tips for Dealing with Recruiters
  2. Questions Recruiters Receive From Candidates
  3. Resume Do’s and Don’ts
  4. Candidate Interviewing Tips
  5. Interviews
  6. Important Interview Questions and Your Answers
  7. 10 Reasons for Not Accepting a Counter Offer
  8. Resume Design Tips & Example
  9. Beefing Up an Anemic Resume
  10. The Dangers of Resume Overkill
  11. Improve your Resume – In today’s competitive employment market, your resume has to stand out in order to get the attention of the decision maker and create a strong impression
  12. Top 10 Interview Blunders
  13. Resume Tips for Engineers Over 40
  14. Book – How to land a Job in a World of High Unemployment

For additional information on interviewing, and career search methods I highly recommend a book called: Knock em Dead and Knock em Dead Resumes, written by Martin Yate.

Gary Perman is a certified recruiting professional and owns PermanTech, which specializes in recruiting technology executives, managers and engineers. He hosts an employment-technology blog.

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