John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker, LLC
How many recruiters have you heard from in the last two weeks? It’s probably the same for almost everyone who does what you do. That throws much dust in the air. Even if you do think it is time to make a move, how do you know it’s the right move?
Hiring activity is as high as we have ever seen in twenty-five years of watching this unique profession. Demand has consistently outstripped supply (and always will). We are at a point where all aspects of valuation are flying high, driving the demand even higher. It’s more important than ever to keep your head on your shoulders.
- Start with a look at where your guidance is coming from. Is it a recruiter who is a long-time specialist, someone you can tell within a few minutes truly understands the work you do and the workplace where you do it? Are you getting honest advice and not merely a shove?
- Guard your resume. You should require that any recruiter you work with not send your resume anywhere without your permission. Beware of the ‘mentioners,’ who quietly share your resume with ABC Company, then call to tell you they ‘mentioned’ you to ABC Company and that (surprise, surprise) ABC Company wants an interview.
- Check for certification. Having a BV-related credential is a sign of commitment and accomplishment. A top-quality recruiter will have a credential and will be happy to tell you what it says about the ethics you should expect.
Whether you are working with us as a candidate or not, we welcome your contact. We will share objective advice about the options you are considering. Don’t let the dust confuse you.