Headhunter call debrief

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Rank: Monkey | 35

Hello - just finished my first call with one of the well-known headhunters on this board (Glocap, Amity, HSP, S1, Oxbridge, CPI, etc);

Started off the call with some small talk then jumped into my story / resume, what I'm looking for, where I'm looking to live and a couple other basic questions like timing etc.

The recruiter mentioned that they don't have anything that jumps out at as being a good fit but would keep in touch as the market is active and new roles pop up all the time and requested that I keep in touch and update them as my search progresses.

This was my first call with a recruiter; I'm trying to understand if the recruiter politely dinged me from any opportunities or if this is a normal interaction. All in all the call lasted roughly 10 minutes...

Any insight would be much appreciated! Thanks.

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Jan 9, 2019

SCZealot, hey, look at the bright side, at least you didn't get a ton of monkey shit thrown at you...here is my best guess on threads that might be helpful:

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Hope that helps.

Feb 16, 2019

This is not atypical. Recruiters get paid to place candidates and the faster they do it the faster they move to the next posting.

Sounds like you are looking to land a job outside of your current location. If so, you are lucky they didn't rush you off the phone even faster. It is much easier for them to place someone already living in the right place.

It isn't impossible to get a job outside of your area via a recruiter, but typically only more senior roles enjoy this exception.

Feb 21, 2019
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