Take Back Control of your career

If you’re in the market for a change of job, then you’ve probably thought about introducing yourself to a professional recruiter, rather than doing it yourself.

It may seem like a good idea but is handing over control of your career to a recruiter really your best move? Let’s look at the implications, as well as your alternatives.

The first thing to bear in mind is that a recruiter is not your friend. They’re not even necessarily on your side when it comes to protecting your best interests. Their role is to fill vacancies and they are paid by companies to do that. This is not to imply that they will act against your best interests – it’s simply best to remember that they serve the needs of the companies who hire from them and they’re not paid to find you a job. And it’s certainly not their job to formulate your entire career strategy.

Take Back Control of your career

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