When you find yourself laid off, you’re doing everything in your power to find your next job. You are contacting your connections, looking through job boards and trying to find recruiters to help you with your search. You figure the more recruiters you have, the better, but most of the times you would be mistaken. What you will find is not all recruiters are not built the same.
Before we dive into my opinions from what I’ve experienced, let quickly discuss, at a high level, the recruiter market and more importantly how they make their money. In Hannah Morgan’s article, 3 Types of Recruiters and How to Impress Them, she breaks them down into three types; Inside Recruiters, External or Third Party Recruiters and Sourcers.