The title is "caveman / cavewoman" speak for one of the most common questions / requests I get from people looking for a new job.
Here's how it goes:
Them: Hi Kelly: I'm wondering if you can introduce me to some headhunters. Can you help me?
Me: Well, not a fan of the term "headhunter" as it strikes me with primitive and barbaric images of scalping and what not. BUT, I do know plenty of people that recruit. Why might I ask are you interested in meeting these people?
Them: I'm in the process of looking for a new job and want to find a (headhunter) recruiter to help me do that.
Me: Gotcha. Here's the thing, recruiters actually work for their company and/or clients to find people that fit open positions. Helping people find jobs is not what recruiters are paid to do. And, those that do expect pay to do such a thing probably should be avoided as they are likely unscrupulous and sketchy.
Them: Oh I see. (sounding totally dejected and assuming I have no idea what I'm talking about).
Me: Well, is there anything I can do to help? Are there any questions I can answer about your situation? If anything comes to mind, please feel free to get back in touch.
Them: Ok thanks. (thinking what a waste of time. I can't believe she won't give me names of recruiters to help me find a job. What a B....!)
I don't know about you all, but I get a wave of deja vu every time this happens. Which is ALL. THE. TIME.
Oh yes. At least 3 times a week. I especially love the random linkedin invites asking if I "have any jobs" for them. Like I just have a bunch of jobs, lined up on a shelf. Oh, here's one! Would you like it? No? Here try this one!
Yeah, that's what recruiters do. Sigh.