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Ask the Recruiter—How to pursue a job opening without being too aggressive

Review position description and send cover letter, resume showing how you are right for job; but don’t pester search consultants

Zaniello, Hudson
Jim Zaniello, left, and Bill Hudson

Feb. 16, 2018

Question: How do recruiters learn about the talent pool for positions once they open? What’s the best way for candidates to let recruiters know they are interested? How aggressive should they be, and can being too aggressive backfire?

Jim Zaniello
President and Founder
Vetted Solutions
Associations retain search firms to find candidates who best fit the skill set, experience and culture of the organization. This is not an easy task, and the primary reason associations decide to use a recruiter’s expertise.