Recruitment Specialists tout their ability to market and place people into new work/career positions of your preference. However, recruiting businesses too often simply place your information (after modification) into their databases for alternative applications. Most offer service to you via advertising and by sending you autoresponder-based letters and Boolean logic-algorithm identified job opportunities. But, most forwarded jobs are complete mismatches with your submitted data. Most contingency placement services first objective is candidate list-building, lists that they may sell. Secondly, they receive contingency fees for candidate placements into jobs.
Fee-based services are usually employer-contracted to fill specific positions. They always up-sell resume remodeling, correspondence writing, interview skill development and webinar-based training. They have nicer websites, post higher salaried listings and provide toll-free numbers. But, they are no more effective at placement than their free siblings.
No recruitment services actually enhance your desirability to the market. They can improve your presentation. But, do you actually believe that resume and cover letter style receives precedence over relevant education, knowledge, skills and applicable experience in a hiring decision? They do not.
Professionals are generally spared much of traditional recruitment processes. Higher level, employer-paid placement fees drive recruiters to actually track down professionals with whom they personally share opportunities.
As for the majority of you, use online recruiting services by registering fictitiously, and reviewing desirable listings as information sources. For the jobs you like, apply directly to the employer using their own application whenever possible. Contact ISG Succes Now! … Your Success Matters!