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RE: any junior positions?
As someone who has done some hiring over the last few months, I can say
that we have fired all the recuiting agencies because of the cost. In
case you didn't know, they often charge 25 to 35% of the employees
starting salary. (due on the date of hire)
They have been discounting like crazy to get the business back but
frankly with good candidates out there sending us resumes why would I
want pay someone to send them to me.
I agree with Willie, don't waste your time with recuiters, employers are
avoiding them. I hang up on at least two a week. Funny how much
changes in nine or ten months.........
If you want a good job in IT be willing to do the following:
Consider positions that require travel.
Pursue employers directly.. yes this takes some salesmanship, you can do
Look at the total compensation picture and choose a company you want to
stick with. I hate seeing "superstar" resumes that have "hop around"
all over it. Why should I commit if you won't?
BTW, don't get sucked into the .NET thing, we consult with the fortune
1000 and most have business reasons that exclude a pure MS approach.
NO, I am not hiring this week!!!!!! (but I will put your resume on file
if you have over two years of Java and five of OO using IBM products)
[Tony McCune] -----Original Message-----
From: WillieBlue@aol.com [mailto:WillieBlue@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 10:12 AM
Subject: Re: any junior positions?
I finally gave up on recruiters and soon got a job. It probably works
differently for different people. I just found it easier to do the sales
calls on my own. It kept me from losing things in the translation.