Ask DN: How did you get your job?

over 7 years ago from Jeff Everest, Freelance Mobile Designer

  • Matt WalkerMatt Walker, over 7 years ago

    Recruiter.

    I've always seen recruiters on LinkedIn and got emails from them, but I never bothered with it. Not sure if I'll ever find work through recruitment again.

    3 points
    • Alex ChanAlex Chan, over 7 years ago

      Just curious, was this an internal recruiter or an external firm?

      0 points
      • Matt WalkerMatt Walker, over 7 years ago

        This was an external firm. I think internal firms are safe, but be very weary of external firms.

        1 point
        • Alex ChanAlex Chan, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

          Yea that's been my observation as well. Typically, it's very expensive for an employer to go through an external recruiting firm as well.

          Somewhat related story: a previous coworker of mine landed a temporary job at a prestigious design firm through a recruiting firm. At the end of the gig, the design firm wanted to hire her full time since she did such a great job on the project. Unfortunately, her contract had a clause that would cost the design firm a substantial amount of money if they hired her and she didn't get the job.

          1 point
          • cliff nowickicliff nowicki, over 7 years ago

            Sadly, that's the majority of all external recruitment companies. The fee gets lower the more you work for them. Some recruitment fees go away after 2 years of contract employment. At that point though, you're either a lock in, or you've been booted out LONG before.

            1 point