Working With Recruiters: What You Need to Know

Most job seekers I meet lament how they haven’t had much luck working with recruiters. As a job seeker, don’t you wish you knew the best way to work with a recruiter? I recently spoke to two recruiters who specialize in marketing roles …

Q: What advantages do employers have working with a recruiter?

LH: Recruiting and hiring can be an ordeal, and we try to make it easier so everyone can get back to their business. It’s also easier to place people for long-term clients because I have a better understanding of your culture and can find better matches. After 31 years, I have learned some things to make me a great partner for my clients.

The work I do is confidential. We guarantee our placement. There is a stamp that if the candidate doesn’t work out, we will replace that candidate for free. I also have a rule of three: When I present you with three candidates, one of those will be the right fit.

MQ: Recruiters save employers time. We are generally able to fill positions much quicker than employers on their own because this is what we do all the time. Paladin specializes in marketing, creative, communications and digital, and we have offices all over the country. Therefore we can source from a larger talent pool and present the candidate in the best way, creating a better caliber of candidates.

Look at recruiters as a partner, not a vendor. I actually enjoy getting involved in the planning stage with clients because it’s more strategic to be proactive versus reactive. Many times our clients become candidates and our candidates become clients.

For more information about Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc. visit There you can see current openings, get information on job search and join their weekly email list.

For more information about Paladin, visit You can view current openings and find out more about their employer services. Thinking about getting into recruiting? Check out their internal job postings at

Author: Michelle Robin

The toughest marketing challenge of all is marketing you, and the purpose of this blog is to help marketing superstars, like you, conquer that challenge and excel in your career.

Passionate about direct marketing and helping people find jobs, Michelle Robin has translated her extensive B-to-B marketing background into a career focused on her true love: creating powerful career marketing documents that lead to interviews at her clients’ target organizations. As Chief Career Brand Officer at Brand Your Career, she works with executive-level sales and marketing professionals across the U.S., and helps them discover their personal brand and fast track their job search.

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