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Posted: 7/21/2008 4:20:20 PM EDT
Long story short:

Father-in-law has been meeting with an executive recruiter that has been helping him polish up the ol'resume and talk about what opportunities are available to someone with his project/management experience.

Sounds like the guy is a real smooth talker, except for this last meeting he dropped a bombshell. To continue working with him and have availability to his contacts/job opportunities will cost $4,000.

The fact that he's never mentioned it before has every alarm bell in my head going off, but the guy is working all sorts of angles with my father-in-law. Anyone have some info or personal stories about this scam (at least to me)


Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:21:53 PM EDT
You should never ever pay a headhunter, the companies are the ones who pay.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:22:41 PM EDT
If they were legit they would outline the cost up front and operate like a lawyers office. Free consultation, then bill for services.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:23:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 4:25:23 PM EDT by shotar]
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:25:39 PM EDT
As already posted, company pays.

I got two good jobs through recruiters.
And, two bad ones, but I didn't have to agree.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:28:03 PM EDT
I know a girl I went to school with years ago. She is a nice lady, but honestly, I do not see her as incredibly employable. She has no "real" skills, always just treading water. What was her most recent job, from which she has been laid off? Yup, Executive Recruiter. Read between the lines.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:28:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 4:30:01 PM EDT by EPOCH96]

Originally Posted By inzane123:
If they were legit they would outline the cost up front and operate like a lawyers office. Free consultation, then bill for services.


that's the part that has me going The dishonesty or lack of full disclosure would have me walking out the door immediately.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:29:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Texaspyro21:
You should never ever pay a headhunter, the companies are the ones who pay.

T H I S ^^^^^^
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:31:07 PM EDT
Is it "the ladders". I heard they charge. They advertise on TV, etc for executive recruitment.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:44:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:47:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Texaspyro21:
You should never ever pay a headhunter, the companies are the ones who pay.


Correct. If they want him to pay $4k it is a scam.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:48:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Texaspyro21:
You should never ever pay a headhunter, the companies are the ones who pay.


+1

Insert EJECT picture here.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:49:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By EPOCH96:
Long story short:

Father-in-law has been meeting with an executive recruiter that has been helping him polish up the ol'resume and talk about what opportunities are available to someone with his project/management experience.

Sounds like the guy is a real smooth talker, except for this last meeting he dropped a bombshell. To continue working with him and have availability to his contacts/job opportunities will cost $4,000.

The fact that he's never mentioned it before has every alarm bell in my head going off, but the guy is working all sorts of angles with my father-in-law. Anyone have some info or personal stories about this scam (at least to me)


Walk away.

Legit recruiters get their fees from the employerss, not the candidates.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:52:33 PM EDT
Thats bullshit. Usually its the company who pays the recruiter to find the employee.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 5:19:15 PM EDT
Kick the guy in the nads and walk out. No honest recruiter holds up the job seeker for any fees, it's the company that pays him for good candidates.


CJ
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:28:33 PM EDT
I have known a number of legit executive recruiters. None of them ever charge candidates a fee. Run like hell.
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