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5.0 out of 5 stars: well done., May 10, 2014 — By Mr. C
This review is from: Consumer Packaged Goods eBook Directory of Search Firms and Recruiters (Job Hunting? Get Your Resume in the Right Hands) (Kindle Edition)
Very current, lots of top high position recruiters listed. All recruiters listed have active web site’s. Some Canadian firms listed too.
5.0 out of 5 stars: Outstanding Reference for Job Seekers as well as Recruiters and Managers, November 20, 2013 — By Let’s Compare Options “Amazon Rocks” (Worldwide)
This review is from: IT Managers eBook Directory of Search Firms and Recruiters (Job Hunting? Get Your Resume in the Right Hands) (Kindle Edition)
Custom Databanks has been selling headhunting (and many other) databases and lists since the 1980s. They are one of the most reputable data warehouses around.
Some of the web reviews that trash these directories as “just sales brochures for their lists” are not correct. They even state that CD removes contact info. These are both untrue! Don’t believe me, just use the wonderful Amazon/publisher look inside feature– full profiles and contact data is given.
Now there ARE many more lists on their DBMS, including city by city cuts, etc. and you likely will want to actually buy some of these lists in your niche with the discount code you get with this purchase. But that’s certainly not necessary to get a lot of value from these pubs. This particular one focuses on jobs at 50K or better, but come on, that’s base entry level for programmers with even basic skills! “Big Data” starting salaries are now North of 120K at a lot of firms.
If you’re looking to change jobs or hire, obviously networking comes first, but this is a close second. I have nothing to do with this company, but have used them successfully to recruit in some VERY narrow niches like robotics and digital art programming. Their reps are really customer responsive, and mine even helped find an extremely specialized group of candidate recruiters in tutorial software. Highly recommended for candidates, IT managers and of course headhunters specializing in engineering and IT.
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
A job-hunter who requested a sample from our Data File asked me how to use our data in her job hunt.
The best way is to send email letters to the recruiters listed in the file. Your letter should be a “teaser,” including a summary description of your background and what kind of job you are looking for. You need to give the recruiter just enough information to want to contact you, but not too much to exclude you from a current assignment.
In the end you can only expect the 10-second glance from this sort of query and the hope is that your background matches one or more of the assignments the recruiter is working to fill. Our data files are designed to make this one piece of the job search puzzle easier for you. But in the end it is a ‘numbers game.’ If you have the right credentials and a carefully crafted letter, the more emails you send out, the greater the probability of a response.
Try this with one of our Data File Samples.
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