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Old 01-22-2018, 04:12 PM
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Default Selby Jennings ---- shopping resumes

I have always adhered to the belief that resume shoppping is a bad thing with the potential to harm future job prospects. I have always demanded that recruiters never send out my resume unless there is a specific job opening.

Is the attitude changing?

I ask because over the past 18 months or so, I have received several resumes from this firm and have repeatedly told them there are no openings. Included in those resumes are curent company, current and past projects, title and actuarial designation. Most of the clients appear to be in their 20's.

Is this the new normal?

Keep in mind, these recruiters work for you. If you are uncomfortable having your resume shopped around, make sure your recruiter knows your boundaries.
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Old 01-22-2018, 04:23 PM
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Never worked with anyone from that firm but the recruiters I have worked with were pretty explicit about not sending my resume out without permission first. Good to know.
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That firm cold called me a few times over the years. I've found their recruiters to be young, seemingly inexperienced, and somewhat obnoxious.
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I had one recruiter cold contact me about a job, and they wanted my resume. I asked for which company they were recruiting for and they wouldn't tell me. Hard pass.
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That is the worst firm to use and only “major” one I’d recommend staying far away. I share Father Flynn’s experience.
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Old 01-22-2018, 05:31 PM
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I've had 4 of their recruiters contract me on LinkedIn over the past year or so. All of them sent the exact same (fairly long) copypasta message. That was enough of a sign for me to stay away imo.
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They cold called me then hung up on me because I wouldn't give the woman my current compensation
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Most of the clients appear to be in their 20's.

Is this the new normal?
I say this half joking, half serious: The generation that already has an infinite number of nude pix of themselves floating around on instachat and facegram aren't as concerned as we were about having their resume being sent around randomly.

That said, many recruiters will do this unless you explicitly tell them not to (and some even then). Not a great practice IMO, but not really the worst thing in the world. Or, maybe I should put it this way: Once upon a time it would have terrified me to think that my resume was floating around randomly, but doesn't really phase me today. Partly because I'm in a different place career-wise, but also partly because I was being rather silly to be concerned about that.
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I have gotten calls from several folks there, as well as e-mails thru Linked In. Each time, it's a different person - I don't think anyone stays very long, or they move around a lot.

My LI profile is basically my resume, so they could be screen-shotting it and passing it around, and I wouldn't know. I'm fairly skeptical about recruiters, except for the few I know personally, who are the only ones I trust.
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