Dave Doesn't Recommend Headhunters

Jennifer wants to know if Dave recommends using employment agencies or headhunters. Dave says there are some rare exceptions but usually doesn't.

QUESTION: Jennifer on Twitter wants to know if Dave recommends using employment agencies or headhunters. Dave says there are some rare exceptions but usually doesn’t.

ANSWER: With rare exceptions, no. There are situations where, in some specialized areas, they have an in with some people. Generally, I don’t use them when I’m hiring people. I’m not willing to pay them a fee when I’m hiring people. I can find good people without them. Were an employment agency representing you and they’re wanting to be paid and they come in here, it’s going to hurt your chances of getting a job. Just generally, no, I don’t. Instead, I would dream up the company you want to work for, go knock on their door, and try to figure out a way to get your foot in the door. Know somebody in there.

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