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Old 05.03.2015, 20:59
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Re: How many interviews before you landed your job?

Have you tried working with a recruiter? It could increase quality while decreasing quantity of interviews. They can also help you with how you are perceived.
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Re: How many interviews before you landed your job?

I've heard just wide-ranging views on recruiters that it hasn't been my first choice of where to spend my time. I've heard a lot of them just take information, and are never heard from again...

Of course, would always love hearing if someone's had a good experience. Sometimes it feels like Goldlilocks here - companies are really looking for the *exact* fit - not too senior, not too junior, not too loud, not too quiet, etc. etc. etc.
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I've heard just wide-ranging views on recruiters that it hasn't been my first choice of where to spend my time. I've heard a lot of them just take information, and are never heard from again...

Of course, would always love hearing if someone's had a good experience. Sometimes it feels like Goldlilocks here - companies are really looking for the *exact* fit - not too senior, not too junior, not too loud, not too quiet, etc. etc. etc.
I can see how that can happen, particularly with those large agencies. There are recruiters that run very small operations, and handle specialized areas. Often by industry or expertise. They are more likely to focus on certain quality customers or individuals. The best ones cultivate their contacts. I made friends with one. Went out for drinks and things. And it wasn't until many, many years later, he called me about an opportunity., and it was a really good one, and a perfect fit. Perhaps you should see if you can find a boutique recruiter/headhunter who specializes in the industry you are interested. Look for one that cultivates and maintains their contacts. They are more likely to have a reputation to keep.

I agree about those huge McJobRecruiters and their databases. They can waste your time.
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