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View Poll Results: While actively job hunting, how many recruiters do you work with?
0 (Prefer to search independently) 10 34.48%
1 8 27.59%
2 9 31.03%
3 5 17.24%
4+ 0 0%
N/A No specific recruiters/Depends on the job posting 4 13.79%
42 recruiters 0 0%
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Old 03-29-2020, 01:27 PM
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I'm guessing answers might vary depending on where someone is at in their career, but I've built a solid rapport with 2-3 recruiters that I especially like working with; just curious how others approach a job search.
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I'm guessing answers might vary depending on where someone is at in their career, but I've built a solid rapport with 2-3 recruiters that I especially like working with; just curious how others approach a job search.
Kind of depends, in my last job search, I was originally going to stick with two recruiters, but it was the third that got me two offers, and they were from a lesser known firm.

Luck is a big factor. If the client hiring manager actually has a lot of trust in, and multiple previously successful transactions with the recruiter, you have a much better chance at getting hired. However, every recruiter will pretend that they know the client really well, when it's often the case that they don't.
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depends on the situation. I have several, some are doing more than others.

of course, right now, it's a bit weird. video interviews are just weird, especially when I'm dressed to impress, and they're in a ratty tshirt. but I digress.
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I'm guessing answers might vary depending on where someone is at in their career, but I've built a solid rapport with 2-3 recruiters that I especially like working with; just curious how others approach a job search.
I would say all of them, but D. W. Simpson is very meh.
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I've only changed roles once and I did so independently (due to how I came about the new role). Though with respect to the recruiter route, you should remember, at the end of the day, recruiters are in sales and they get paid based on placing you in a role. That could easily result in not having your best interests at hand.

To be fair though most actuarial recruiters I've spoken with seem like good people.
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I worked with 2 my last time around. They sent me a surprisingly different set of opportunities. I was always honest with both of them.

I would recommend working with >1.

I prefer to find my own openings and do my own legwork. I dont really like the pressure a recruiter puts on me. But they offer a lot of good services that I dont want to pass up on.

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There is one I prefer and otherwise I typically look independently, but if other recruiters contact me unsolicited I usually listen.
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