Aug 11, 2018 - 12:16 AM
There are times when you may need to seek help when you keep getting referred to a recruiter who doesn't help you. Slow responses, or even no responses, can occur for several reasons. There may be an overwhelming number of applicants, too many decision makers who are not yet reaching consensus about the position or candidates, or the company may be pursuing another candidate as a first choice, and you are a backup should the first candidate offer fall through.
Consider ways that you can help the recruiter make your job search a higher priority. First, make sure your resume is up-to-date and ready to personalize for each potential employer. Review these resume-writing best practices.
Patience through the process is important. Your recruiter understands that you're eager to find a job, so don't fill his or her email or voicemail with reminders that you're waiting for a response. The process takes time in many cases, so give the recruiter space to do the job.
If you determine that your recruiter is not a good fit for your job search, end the recruiting relationship in a professional manner. If you have signed a contract, fulfill the terms of the contract. Find out which companies the recruiter contacted on your behalf to avoid conflicts if you pursue positions at those companies directly.