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When no agencies are hiring, where can I get a legit start in recruiting?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joshua Lee Dec 19, 2012. 8 Replies

After several years, I am getting out of construction company ownership. I want to put my researching, networking, sourcing and general digging skills to good use in the recruiting industry, and feel…Continue

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Joshua Lee replied to Brad Smith's discussion 'When no agencies are hiring, where can I get a legit start in recruiting?'
"Just my two cents.  Take it for what it's worth.  I've been a recruiter 12 years.  In those 12 years I've been through agencies, a consultant, and owned my own firm.  I've seen 20 years of experience be not as…"
Dec 19, 2012
pam claughton replied to Brad Smith's discussion 'When no agencies are hiring, where can I get a legit start in recruiting?'
"It will be difficult to freelance for several firms without having recruiting experience, especially if you are referring to agencies. Generally, agencies are reluctant to do this because they worry about confidentiality. Here's what I've…"
Dec 17, 2012
Brad Smith replied to Brad Smith's discussion 'When no agencies are hiring, where can I get a legit start in recruiting?'
"Amber, thanks for the advice. Nothing has really stopped me, I am working on several split fee placements right now, but would like to work with an agency for the experience. As far as my experience, I would consider myself an expert in construction…"
Dec 16, 2012
Amber replied to Brad Smith's discussion 'When no agencies are hiring, where can I get a legit start in recruiting?'
"If you have contacts that can bring in new clients, you should be able to find an agency or independant recruiter to work with pretty easily. You mentioned that you feel you could be succesful just going out on your own, so what has stopped you so…"
Dec 16, 2012
Brad Smith replied to Brad Smith's discussion 'When no agencies are hiring, where can I get a legit start in recruiting?'
"Hey Pam, thanks for the response. I have cold called them, that's where I learned they weren't hiring. The informational interview on the other hand, I never even thought of...thanks!"
Dec 15, 2012
pam claughton replied to Brad Smith's discussion 'When no agencies are hiring, where can I get a legit start in recruiting?'
"Have you cold called all the agencies in your area? Especially the ones that do construction recruiting? They'd likely be the ones that would be most interested, given your background.  Agencies are usually always open to hiring people…"
Dec 15, 2012
Brad Smith replied to Brad Smith's discussion 'When no agencies are hiring, where can I get a legit start in recruiting?'
"Or are there agencies that would allow me to recruit for them remotely, so that I don't have to be local?"
Dec 15, 2012
Brad Smith replied to Brad Smith's discussion 'When no agencies are hiring, where can I get a legit start in recruiting?'
"*resourceful"
Dec 15, 2012
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When no agencies are hiring, where can I get a legit start in recruiting?

After several years, I am getting out of construction company ownership. I want to put my researching, networking, sourcing and general digging skills to good use in the recruiting industry, and feel that I would be an asset for a company once I could get started.My issue is that none of the agencies in my area are hiring due to their business slowing down. I understand that people say you need to get your start in an agency, and I understand also the reasons why they say that. But I feel…See More
Dec 15, 2012
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Name
Brad
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Aspiring Recruiter
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Which best describes your profession?
Corporate Talent Acquisition
How many years have you been in the business?
< 1 year
Which industries do you work in now?
All Industries
How many employees in your company?
<10
Website
http://smithconstruction.org
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