Why I became a recruiter for You.
I worked in three straight startups and became frustrated with the recruiting process. After receiving low quality resumes from recruiters, followed by lame emails, “How about this resume?“, I felt like throwing a chair. Something was broken here.
At the time, I didn’t know why the resumes were so wrong, until I uncovered the problem in one word -“Contingency”. The dirty little secret about recruiting is that the contingency model is flawed. Companies who use contingency recruiters do not realize that they are getting lower talent, less commitment to the search, less vetting of candidates and little loyalty.
Contingency recruiters aren’t the problem. The problem is the business model. Most recruiting is Contingency based and is built on a LOW COMMITMENT RELATIONSHIP for both the company and the recruiter.