To Pay or Not to Pay? I Say “Not” … Would You Pay For a Job?

LBLI’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?

I recently read and highly recommend the book: “Laid Off, Laid Low; Political and Economic Consequences of Employment Insecurity. Available at Amazon.com

Happy Networking!

Terry
Job Spot Seattle
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One response to “To Pay or Not to Pay? I Say “Not” … Would You Pay For a Job?

  1. Wow; Great correlation! I’m impressed by your writing; You’re so active on your LinkedIn groups, blogs and websites, yet all the topics are on-point! Are you interested in guest-blogging opportunities? Your content fits right in with our other topics. Hit me back; I sent you an e-mail and pinged you on Twitter. Elise

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