5 Rules

Greed in a recruiter is not a bad thing but here are 5 rules to keep it pointed in the right direction:

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  1. The client pays the bills and specifies the requirements. They may not always be right but we have to listen to them.
  2. The candidate makes it possible for the placement to be made. They need to be respected and will be second priority but not second-class.
  3. Clients and candidates can change positions over time and we need to treat everyone with respect or that can hurt you.
  4. Our job is to manage the hiring process, not make the decisions. If we can make the process easier it is a plus.
  5. Think long term to build and short term to destroy.

Alan Oaks is a recruiter with over 10 years in the insane world of IT. He can be reached at (800) 227-1167 x204 or ao@jotorok.com.

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