I found an interesting post on RecruitingBlogs by Paul Gumbinner, a recruiter. I love to hear what recruiters think about the job search process and job seekers. Their perspective can really help us refine our message and usually self-made systems.
Paul’s post is titled A New One On Me, and talks about his experience with a shady competitor that was doing something that was likely unethical. Apparently, it is abundant in the recruiter space. It’s an interesting story – read it here.
What really got me, though, was the comment from Sandra McCartt – Sandra comments a lot on these posts and always has really good, fair input. Check out this snippet from her comment:
I tell candidates that when any recruiter asks them to sign any kind of contract or any agreement other than a permission to check references they should limit it to that specific job if they are dumb enough to sign anything at all.
I agree he was foolish to sign it.
So what do you sign, with a recruiter? I’d love to get Nick Corcodilos to weigh in on this one… but here is my take-away for today: Don’t Sign Anything!!