Careers Slideshow: Questioning the Value of RecruitersBy Ericka Chickowski | Posted 09-17-2009
Questioning the Value of Recruiters
Approximately 39 percent of IT workers reported that working with recruiters to find a job was not a good use of their time.
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But 28 percent of them said they had a good experience with recruiters-reporting that the middle men helped them get a job.
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Another 23 percent said they'd gone on interviews set up by recruiters but did not get the job in the end.
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Approximately 10 percent of respondents said they didn't find full-time work, but they did get some good contract jobs from recruiters.
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Tom Silver, senior vice president for Dice: "Recruiters are an often forgotten, often undervalued resource. They provide insights that can't be gleaned from a job description, like details of a company's culture, the hiring manager's background, or the needs that resulted in a job's opening to begin with."
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Dice reports a slight gain in IT employment job postings across all job categories in the past month.
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All job listings increased by 2 percent, full-time listings edged up by 1.9 percent, available contract positions jumped by 3.6 percent, and part-time listings increased by 2.6 percent.