Has anyone used a head hunter to find a new job, if so were they very successful? I ask because I just got royally ****ed during a review at my job where I have made the Owner a lot of money and he was nice enough to give me small raise (where throughout the past few months he has been telling me just wait until annual raises and I will take care of you, when I asked for a more competitive salary).
If so if you have any suggestions on who to use, it would be appreciated.
I have had far and away the most success with Palmer Search Group - both for finding a job and finding potential employees.
However, there are different firms that specialize in different types of positions/industries. Are you in a position where you can share more information about what you're looking for?
When I was unemployed I did not have much luck with The Palmer Group. The bad thing about any of those kind of companies is that they want you to give your two week notice before you can apply for a job with them.
Good luck, I am in the same boat, as I am currently looking for a better opportunity.
The bad thing about any of those kind of companies is that they want you to give your two week notice before you can apply for a job with them.
I've never heard of that before with any search firm and will guarantee it's not correct in regards to Palmer or any others I've worked with in the past.
Palmer has certain specialties, but focuses only in the Central Iowa area. It is consistently ranked the #1 recruiting firm in Central Iowa every year. I've been matched to one very good job from there (years ago) but have since referred several people in. I also use the firm for temporary staffing needs and have usually gotten good candidates.
I know it specializes in accounting/finance/IT types of jobs - don't know how the econ/securities piece might fit it. I'd encourage you to at least give them a look if you're interested in the Central Iowa area. I have a contact there that I've used in the past - if you're interested send me a note and I'll get you his name and number.
I've never posted on Monster, but have heard mixed results - although I'm sure the recruiters will find you if you post there.
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