I was reading this article/blog on LinkedIn by Andrew Fraser "My history of abusive, co-dependent relationships with recruiters”. It was interesting to read people’s expereinces/thoughts on recruiting. All of a sudden I come across this response. “... I'll say it another way. It's a recruiter's JOB to deal with candidates and put up with shit. As candidates, we really don't care about you and would avoid you if we could. We see you as a tiresome, unnecessary obligation standing between us and our livelihood. We just want to speak with the hiring manager who actually understands our value and makes the decision. That's the difference.”
Really? Is that part of my job? Along with going through hundreds of resumes, making N number of calls, talking to candidates, convincing my manager, the stress of making placement etc. etc. of all the things that I have to do, now I am expected to take shit from candidates as well? For what? Finding them a good opportunity? Hummm….