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Recruiters, Search Firms and Employment Agencies

Search firms, recruiters, employment agencies, executive search firms, head hunters and how to use them.
  1. Find a Recruiter (8)
  2. Types of Recruiters (14)

How to Choose a Recruiter
Choosing and partnering with the recruiter can become less anxiety provoking by following these suggestions. However this approach does require the job seeker to accept some of the responsibility for the partnership.

How to Find a Recruiter
Recruiters work to find qualified candidates for employers and, if you're job searching, a connection with a recruiter can help you find open jobs and secure an interview. Here's advice and tips on how to find a recruiter to help with your job search.

Do's and Don'ts for Working with a Professional Recruiter
Recruiters, or "headhunters" can help you with your search, especially if you follow these tips from About.com's Guide to Health Careers, Andrea Santiago, to maximize your results.

Retained Search Firm
A retained search firm is a type of recruiting agency that has an exclusive relationship with the employer. Search firms are typically hired for senior-level searches and for a specific period of time to find a candidate to fill a job.

Contingency Search Firm
A contingency agency is a type of search firm that is paid when their candidate is hired by the employer.

Employment Recruiters
Information on employment recruiters including types of recruiters, how to find a recruiter, how to select a recruiter and tips for working with recruiters.

Relationships with Recruiters
Today's highly competitive job market requires you to employ various strategies when conducting a job search. One such method is partnering with a recruiter which can help maximize your efforts. If you have never built an effective relationship with a recruiter, it is not too late to start.

Search Comittees
Information on higher education search committees used to hire faculty and administrative staff at colleges and universities, including the responsibilities of the committee and the search process.

Temporary Agency
Temporary agencies are employment agencies that find employees to fill short-term temporary jobs.

Tips for Finding a Recruiter for Job Seekers
Tips and advice on finding a recruiter, standing out in a large candidate pool, building strategies relationships with recruiters, and how to make the best impression when working with a recruiter from career and recruiting experts.

Types of Employment Agencies
The different types of employment agencies including search firms, executive search firms, contingency agencies, and retained search firms.

Types of Recruiters
Examples of the various types of recruiters that work to connect organizations with candidates for employment.

What Recruiters Want Candidates to Know
What is important when you're applying for jobs? What's most important to hiring managers? What do recruiters really wish they could tell candidates for employment?

When to Use a Recruiter
When does it make sense to use a search firm or recruiter to assist with your job search?

When to Use a Recruiter
When does it make sense to use a search firm or recruiter to assist with your job search?

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