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[Discuss] Multiple submissions of resume by recruiters and

I have no experience with, but I have had cases where 2 or
more recruiters submitted the same resume. For a full-time position,
this causes a problem for the client. If the client hires the
individual, one of the other headhunters can claim they sent in the
resume first. Many times the client, just ignores the candidate. Years
ago we had a case where they received 2 resumes and the hiring manager
refused to consider anything submitted by one headhunter because of a
lot of bad blood. So, anyway you can control where your resume is sent
is important. I had a case where I went to an interview where a friend
of mine worked. Just as I was walking in a headhunter who I had been
working with walked out. I guess I might have mentioned I was having
lunch with them.

On 06/03/2015 09:45 AM, Dan Ritter wrote:
> 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.
> -dsr-
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