May 3, 2023

I don’t understand why so many people don’t want to talk to me.

I had a few discouraging calls yesterday. I spoke to one individual who told me flat out that he doesn’t speak to recruiters. He said he’s not looking for a job and doesn’t know anyone, and hung up on me.

As a recruiter, I frequently reach out to people whom I believe possess the necessary skills and experience that our clients are seeking, offering them a fantastic opportunity to progress in their careers. It’s surprising to me that some folks are simply not interested in a quick discussion.

What do you have to lose?

Even if you’re not actively looking for a job, speaking with a recruiter can offer valuable insights into the current job market. Recruiters who specialize in your industry have extensive knowledge of salaries, current hiring trends, in-demand skills and qualifications, and can provide guidance on how to position yourself for future opportunities.

Speaking with a recruiter can also expand your professional network. Recruiters often have access to a wide range of contacts within your industry and can introduce you to potential employers or connections that may be valuable in the future.

Additionally, recruiters can offer valuable feedback on your resume, cover letter, and interview skills, which can help you refine your job search strategy.

Why do you think some people won’t talk to recruiters? Let me know in the comments.

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