What you should (and should not) ask a recruiter

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When a recruiter calls you, you need to determine a few things: if you are qualified to do the job, if you’re interested in doing the job, what hoops you will need to jump through to get the job, and if there is any reason the job is open (i.e. is there an underlying problem with the position or company?).

This article goes through great tips on questions to ask to uncover this information.  It’s geared toward job seekers, but part of it also covers the “qualifying” questions that account executives should be asking the hiring managers  in the beginning of the process.

How has your experience been working with recruiters? Do the recruiters you’ve worked with know the answers to questions like this?

Thanks to Doug Cloutier, Regional Operations Manager at Adecco, for passing along this article.
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Jenni currently works with Adecco’s global Information Management team as a Business SME on the Candidate Management Programme - Social Media. She’s been with Adecco’s Professional Staffing division since 2010 and held roles in on-boarding and compliance, client account management and technical recruiting. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, yoga and working with an animal rescue group.

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