Ask A Recruiter Anything You Want To Know

As a recruiter for the last 30 years this September,  I get asked questions daily. Sometimes about one’s career and other times job search questions. Most job search questions focus on the tools of a job search, the resume, cover letter, interviews, thank you letters, etc.  Sometimes I also get questions about why recruiters do what recruiters do.

I think asking recruiters these questions is a good thing. Recruiters are uniquely qualified to answer these questions, because good recruiters see both sides of the job search. They hear what hiring managers want and don’t want, like and dislike about candidates’ resumes and interviewing styles, why the company decided not to hire one person or why they hired a specific person. It is easy to draw conclusions as to what works and what doesn’t work most of the time after hearing these things so many times.

So here is your chance to ask me any questions you might have for a recruiter. I realize that many recruiters like to be mysterious, but I believe the more candidates understand how we work, the better we can work together. The more you know about what you need to do so that a recruiter will engage you if they have the right job for you, the better.

Please comment on this article by asking me anything you want to know and I will do my best to answer your question.

If you don’t have a question, another option might be to suggest a topic you would like us to write about. If this will help you shorten your job search then that is a good thing.

So please let me know your questions or anything you would like for us to write an article about.

Depending on the volume, I can’t promise to respond to every request. I will do my best, so give me some time. Also, if many questions come in on the same topic, please check other comments for answers.

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Brad Remillard


About the Author

Brad Remillard is a founding Partner of IMPACT Hiring Solutions, co-author of "You're NOT the Person I Hired", and "This is NOT the Position I Accepted". Brad is an award-winning international speaker, retained executive recruiter, and expert on hiring and retaining top talent, and executive job search.


  • By Pam, January 25, 2011 @ 11:52 am

    Why would a company advertise a position, start the interview process, then suddenly put the interview off or the job on “hold”? I have had this happen three times, consecutively, and am wondering what is going on. The process didn’t get to the stage where references were checked so I’m not sure I have something to worry about there. Why would a company go to all this trouble – decide they need help, put together detailed want ad, contact people, etc. -then do this?

  • By chandni, August 6, 2011 @ 4:47 am

    sir, i’m a job seeker. i completed my graduation last year and have an year gap. this seems to be the only problem with my resume as i am not even getting interview calls. how do i convince recruiters through my c.v. that please i’m a hard working individual at least take a look at my resume.

  • By kc, November 18, 2011 @ 9:47 am

    Years ago it was good form to call a week or so after the interview to find out your status in the decision. In the days of “if you don’t hear, you didn’t get it” is that still a good practice?

  • bradremillard

    By bradremillard, November 23, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    You can pretty much assume that to be the case. If they were interested they would call.

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