Some recruiters are just trying to make a quick buck.
And it comes at the expense of developers, sales pros, and execs.
This is certainly true sometimes.
And probably not most of the times.
From a candidate’s view, that’s how it can feel.
Because recruiters are too transactional.
Let me tell you what I mean.
Recruiters are very busy people.
And make their living off the candidates they place.
So you can understand they need to make placements.
But the best way to make the most placements, in the long run, is to be patient.
Create a relationship.
That means talking to candidates.
All the time.
Not just the ones that could fill your open role.
Because tomorrow you could have a new role.
And their best friend could be the perfect fit.
But if they think you’re just transactional they won’t refer them.
If they think you’re a great person, they will refer them.
And they both will refer other people for the rest of your career.
Stop being transactional and think long term.
Build real relationships and reap the benefits.
It’s just the right thing to do.