I’ve seen a recent trend in job-seekers paying search firms and/or recruiters for job-placement and even job fair attendance.
Although it’s an “employers market”, I strongly advise against paying for placement.
In my 13+ years as a Recruiter (Agency, Executive & Corporate) and Business Development Manager, none of my “competitors” or peers has charged fees to job-seekers. The most reputable search firms, placement agencies and recruiters charge the company, not the job-seeker.
“Paying for placement” and/or job fair attendance is an unwelcome fad, resulting from a poor economy. In my opinion, it shouldn’t become the “norm”.
What are your thoughts on this topic?
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