Originally Posted by Blackhood
I think this is where recruiters earn their money; by putting the right person in front of the company, not just the right CV.
Originally Posted by Piobaire
How many times do I have to tell you recruiters get a cut of your first year annualized and they do not give a damn if it's a good fit, will hurt you, the company, or both in the long run...as long as they get their commission? She is taking a run at them personally to see if she can get her 30-40k commission.
But when you put these together, isn't that really how good recruiters can make their money?
They shove you in front of the company and convince them that they should look at you even though you might not be perfect according to your CV. Then, when the company realizes you have the right skills, but can do the job for less $$ since your CV isn't up to par, they are more likely to hire you at a discount and thus give the recruiter his money.
If the recruiter was flinging over-qualified candidates, they might not have to force them upon the company (since the CV will make it past HR), but they are less likely to get the job if they are going to be an expensive hire.