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I'm a recruiter for the largest staffing and recruiting firm in the country. I'm seeing a lot of people on this thread who are extremely stressed out about finding work, and I think you guys need to start seriously considering working with recruiters to find jobs. NOT ALL RECRUITERS ARE EQUAL! I work for Aerotek, where we value your goals, skills, and interests and we find you a "perfect fit": the job that actually utilizes your experience and abilities. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you are looking for work in the Portland, OR metro area. I can be reached via this thread, and, if you're seriously interested, please let me know and I will share my email.

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  • Fairygodboss member

    I agree that recruiters are helpful, but I personally have found them to be of know value. I am over 40, a B'S in Chemistry, an NBA in Global Management and just under 20 years in the chemical manufacturing field before having my position eliminated several years back. Aerotek had me come in for a face-to-face interview with a recruiter. I was never called even after calling and/or emailing my interest in working. I've come to the conclusion that these face-to-face or face chats are to do nothing more than what corporate America has already done: discriminate against older, experienced and minority job seekers.

  • Fairygodboss member

    Thank you for sharing your point of view as a recruiter. I am really struggling finding s recruiter in my sector, procurement. I have had a bad experience with a recruiter but I know not everyone is equal. I really thank you for sharing you point of view.

  • Fairygodboss member

    I appreciate your input, for me and it appears for many of the posters, recruiters don't want to be bothered. I've reached out to recruiters, always professional and congenial, they just either stop responding or ignore me altogether. I've been at this for years. Companies perceive millennials as the only golden ticket and they are only hiring their generation.

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