Can You Use Recruiters When You Want to Change Fields?

A job-hunter wrote me that he wanted to change fields and asked if recruiters could help.

My experience is that recruiters work best placing a person in exactly the same sort of job he/she has done before. It is extremely difficult to change industries and/or functions with a recruiter. If you have strong functional credentials, e.g. a CPA, you might be able to change industries for example from a for-profit to a not-for-profit. But if you really want a career direction change, getting introductions and leads from people you know well is the most effective path

If you want to stay in your field, try contacting the recruiters in one of the Free Sample Data Files and Free Samples of our eBook Directories.