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[Discuss] Multiple submissions of resume by recruiters and

On Wed, Jun 03, 2015 at 09:16:43AM -0400, Jerry Natowitz wrote:
> Hi,
> A friend has suggested that I try to find a new position.
> I looked into it and wondered how well I could control the process
> of submitting my resume to prevent what I have always heard is the
> kiss of death: two or more recruiters submitting your resume to the
> same client.
> My friend assured me that I would be able to control the
> dissemination of my resume by; and besides, given the
> state of the market, multiple submissions are common and handled by
> giving the commission (if hired) to the first one to submit.
> Is this really true?  And has anyone had experience with

I've never had two recruiters submitting the same resume. I have
occasionally told a recruiter that they sent me the resume of
someone I had already heard from directly.

I have had a dishonesty problem with recruiters: once they get
their mitts on a resume in an editable format, some of them like
to embellish. 

I don't do business with those recruiters after that. I prefer
not to do business with recruiters at all: they tend to add zero
value in exchange for their 20-35% fee.


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