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7 ways you can evaluate a headhunter in 30 seconds

You know the feeling when a headhunter calls you. If you ever got a call.

You think to yourself: Finally, someone found me, someone discovered my talent, the big salary and company car coming my way. And my neighbours will surely notice my new status.

Sure, it’s absolutely fine that you feel a sense of pride being sought after; on the other hand, you don’t want to run around the office with your arms up and let your manager and colleagues know who just called you.

Jealousy is always a bad thing. It may even lead to suspicion by your bosses and colleagues that you are contemplating an exit in the near future.

Perhaps more importantly, even though the headhunter called does not mean you already got the job. Better keep your hair on as they say in English (keep calm and do not over-react).

Too many humbugs will broadcast your personal details unsolicited to make some quick money. 

How recruiters offer fake jobs to candidates

You may be spammed; you may be just a number that some lazy junior recruiter found on LinkedIn.

Believe me; many recruiters calling you may not even have a real job or client on hand.

The call is merely to pretend, so they can get your resume and perhaps names of your friends and colleagues.

7 advice to stop recruiters cheating you

My best advice is not to start answering recruiters’ questions about your background right away. They should first earn the right and your trust to really ask any questions at all.

Check out the details under the following 7 headers:

  1. Ask the recruiter to call back
  2. Great headhunters say their name
  3. Did they check out your LinkedIn profile?
  4. Is the job for real or bogus?
  5. Don’t share your compensation details
  6. Is it a retained search or contingency job?
  7. Do they want to meet you? Office or Starbucks?