If you ask most executives, I think the most common answer to that question would be “necessary evil.” But are they evil? Are they necessary? My answers are no – and yes.
How you answer the above questions may depend on …
— Your understanding of what recruiters do and what they do not do; and
— Whether you’ve built recruiter relationships BEFORE you needed them, or your seeking to use them while in the midst of a desperate job search.
My article in the latest Futures in Finance newsletter addresses these three issues:
What do recruiters actually do?
How you can build smart recruiter relationships before you need them!
A bigger underlying point in working with recruiters.