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A Good Technical Recruiter Is Worth Their Weight In Gold

Mar 08, 2011, 07:05 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The economic news today was good: the U.S. unemployment rate is down to 8.9% and hiring is up in the private sector. For those who are looking for an IT position right now there is one thing the improving economy won't help: the sad state of technical recruiting today.

Once upon a time I was working a contract for a well known, large company in the IT field. We had an opening on the team. I was called into my boss' office and asked if I was unhappy. I said no and asked why. A recruiter, without my knowledge or permission, had sent my resume to my boss. Fortunately I had a good relationship with that manager and he believed me when I said I was not looking. I ended up working 15 months on what was originally a six month contract."

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