A Job Seeker’s ‘Bill of Rights’

jobseeker bill of rights-WunderlandSix year old Wunderland Group says too often job seekers don’t have a clear understanding of what a recruiter “can and should do for them.” To help them, the Chicago-based staffing firm created what it calls “The Job Seeker’s Bill of Rights.”

In a fashion worthy of the creative agencies for which it sources and places direct hires, and temp and contract workers, Wunderland designed an infographic detailing 11 rights. Among them are the rights to:

  • Know your recruiter’s opinion on how you stack up against candidates with similar backgrounds.
  • Negotiate any contract or agreement you are asked to sign.
  • Register with as many recruiters or staffing agencies as you want; however, remember that the first recruiter to call you about an opening gets to present you to that company. Otherwise, you may be submitted multiple times for the same position.
  • Know that if you’re placed in a full-time job, the recruiter receives a fee for placing you (usually 15-25% of your salary, paid by the hiring company).

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John Zappe is the editor of TLNT.com and a contributing editor of ERE.net. John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. Before joining ERE Media in 2006, John was a senior consultant and analyst with Advanced Interactive Media and previously was Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

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