?In the nutshellNO. Executive Recruiters are providing a service for a fee paid for by a business client who is seeking a very specific individual with skill-sets unique to the client. The client pays a fairy large fee, usually around 20 to 30% of the first years wages of the position he/she is recruiting for. The higher the salary and/or more unique the position is to fill the higher the percentage fee will be. If you are out of work and seeking a method to get employers to notice your skills you can certainly do better than going to your local recruiting firm. What does an executive recruiting firm do? Like I mentioned above, they seek out and recruit top talent for a fee. Normally, if you are in a job niche that this particular recruiter would recruit for, then I would recommend submitting you resume/CV. However, if you are in a field that is not in hot demand, then more than likely you are wasting your time and his. For example, if you are a manager of a paint store would it be wise to submit your resume to Robert Half? Probably not, as they specialize in the accounting profession and on an extremely rare occasion would be seeking to place a paint store manager. Well, you ask, what about the staffing agency down the road? They seem to be looking for all kinds of positions to fill why dont I kick my resume to these folks? Great, go ahead and give them a call, send your resume and then be prepared to. wait..and wait.and wait even longer. Why? Because you would be one of the thousands who submit a resume for their database and never receive a call from them. With executive recruiters you would need to match precisely what they are getting paid to look for. If you dont, you will never get their attention. Trust me when I say this: if you have a talent that an executive search firm is currently seeking then they will find you. While it is not a bad idea to have your resume on file at several search firms it is not the most practical why for you to find new career opportunities to interview for.
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