I came across a great article by Sarah Needleman of the Wall Street Journal that had me completely entertained. If you’ve followed my blog over the last 6 months you’ll recall that I like trying to decipher “the recruiter” and explore the relationship between the job seeker and the recruiter.
Sarah wrote a great article on something that I hadn’t really considered, although there are a few recruiters that immediately come to mind when I read through this list (I’ll mention no names ;)). I’ll give you the skeleton here, take a few minutes and read her entire article – especially if you are working with a recruiter now! I swear its worth the time to read this 🙂
A Job Seeker’s Guide to Recruiter Code Words
- TMI (Too Much Information)
- FD (Factual Discrepency)
- Search Virgin
- PP (poor presentation)
- â†“ Sizzle
- Serial Networker
- WD (walking description)
- Purple Squirrel
So what best describes you (read the article for full descriptions)? Once you figure it out shoot your recruiter an e-mail and ask them where you fit (they’ll probably lie to you if you are a mortician, FD, PP, noncom, etc.).
Recruiters, is it true? Are we indeed stereotyped into these cute little tags?
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Not how I do it, but then again, my office is smaller and I don’t share my DB with that many recruiters.
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You know Carl, I expected you to reply this way – I figure that the recruiters that work out of their home don’t get time to use this kind of terminology….
I ain’t no recruiter so maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about, but I figure if anyone totally disagrees with the terms they can e-mail Sarah 😉
Hehehe… I’m too busy with golf and depositing checks. 😉
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