Wednesday, November 26, 2008

job searching notes - know the gate keepers

One of series of tips from a local networking group of folks who are or have been at one time looking for new work. These are considerations; one might provide a disclaimer that the mileage on these suggestions may vary. Through the sharing and collaboration, these may at least spark some useful thought process that will ultimately lead you to a successful position.

Be aware of the gatekeepers. Your recruiter is a gatekeeper. S/he will screen you for their company client. Once you get by them, HR is the next gatekeeper. It is important to get in the door to have the conversation with the "powers to be" but you need to work with the gatekeepers first.