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Anonymous
I lost my job in February and not due to the pandemic. I am on LinkedIn and I received a message from a “recruiter.” I sent a couple emails and did not send my resume. When I sent a reply from my email through LinkedIn my message couldn’t be delivered! I definitely think it was a scam. Today I received an email from another recruiter who wrote in the message if I send my resume he will tell me about the job! Before the pandemic I was not getting emails from recruiters on LinkedIn! Hmmmm
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Keila Alvarado
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Thanks for sharing. I find the questions on a general useful... Another broad question that could be considered to ask during anytime is the following as well because some job postings or recruiters don't detail this part: Is the job for permanent, temporary, or contract hire? I can't count how many emails, job ads, and voicemail I have received over the years where that is hidden to get as many applicants to be apply without knowing that.
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Maggie S
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Great questions, but yes, not exclusive to the pandemic. Though I think "Can I set a time for you to call me back?" is a bit more acceptable now than it was before we were sheltering-in-place!
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Anonymous
The questions in this article are not particular to the pandemic. They are the same questions to ask anytime a recruiter calls. It is important to understand if the employer that the recruiter is working for is continuing to hire or if they are just building leads. That will help you identify the level of urgency that you should have with this contact.
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Anonymous
I agree with the above post! Please do not give out your information but instead try to screen the recruiter as to why they are calling you? Ask very detailed questions about the job. As you may not be aware many of them screen you for the employer, and as mentioned above. This is a disservice to you. They do not work for you or trying to help you but they are paid and work for the employer. You're best bet is to avoid using one, unless you must then be sure that they gain your trust first and be sure of certain white lies that may or may not be true and what they are telling you, especially if you are pushed or rushed into making a decision. Also there should be no references or you sending your resume before you are to see the employer and job opportunity! Be careful, as they tend to be edited without prior knowledge, so best you ask before hand that there should be no edits unless you agree. You can request that they send you more details in an email to diffuse the conversation!
User edited comment on 06/24/20 at 7:24AM UTC
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Anne Knox
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I agree with Anonymous
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Cautious
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Researcher in MI who wants to relocate
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Kelly Pizzingrilli
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If you copy and paste the URL it works :)
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