Re: My experience with a recruiter

Subject: Re: My experience with a recruiter
From: "Vincent Wright" <vmwusa_2000 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "Frank Ellifsen" <frank -dot- ellifsen -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 15:35:59 -0400

On 8/4/06, Frank Ellifsen <frank -dot- ellifsen -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

Hello fellow techwirlers. I'm a long time "lurker", first time poster to

A couple of months ago, I saw a flurry of activity around a thread that
dealt with recruiters. I remember a particularly strong opinion expressed
that called recruiters "money-changing parasites who shouldn't sleep well
but probably do."

Having never worked with a recruiter, this thread made me wary. I had a
friend who got his first tech writing job through a recruiter, but I
he got stiffed on the salary.

My perception changed last month when I got a phone call from a recruiter
who found my information on Linked-In. He called to see if I knew anybody
who was interested in a full-time permanent tech writing position at a

I talked to him about the position and about the company, and about my
current work situation. I told him I was very happy at my current
but I was always willing to explore options -- particularly options that
could be very beneficial career-wise and financially.

Eventually I had a couple of interviews with the company, and they offered
me a position with their company. I went back to my current employer, and
after talking to my manager, decided to take the position.

Now I'm happily situated in a new position at a fantastic company. The
is challenging and exciting, and I'm getting paid 30% more than I was at
previous company.

I thought I would just share my experience to let others out there know
working with a recruiter can be a rewarding experience. I wasn't even
considering a job change, but the phone call came, and I was glad I didn't
just hang up on the opportunity.

Frank Ellifsen

Congratulations on the new job, Frank!

If you're up to a little extra publicity, you may want to let my good friend
Bill Vick, author of Linkedin for Recruiting, know about your success
story. He's preparing a second book currently titled, "LinkedIn For Job

He'll have over 50 interviews as part of the book including Career Coaches,
Executives, LinkedIn Power Users, and others.

Could make you even more famous! :-)

You can find out more about Linkedin For Recruiting here:

Let me know if you'd like to meet him, ok?

Vincent Wright
Chief Encouragement Officer
"Encouraging Ways Of Looking At Linkedin"
Linkedin -at- MyLinkedinPowerForum -dot- com | 1-860-519-5366

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My experience with a recruiter: From: Frank Ellifsen

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