Sure, you do that ! I'll send you a three page list to begin with. I think you'd be publishing quite the tome if you tried to identify the bad recruiters.
The recruiting business model, right from the get go, is a scam anyway. It is not designed to help the employee at all, in fact it is a detrimental practice for employees to get work FROM a recruiter, even when hired it's a sham.
Company: " We need an employee with X skills and will pay $85K per year.
Recruiter: We need 16%-20% of the new employee's first year's salary
Company: Fine but we are not able to pay more than $85K for the employee so you can take your cut out of that.
Recruiter Ad: "Hiring employee with X, Y AND Z skills, MBA, etc, role pays $68,500 per year." (They ALWAYS over hire and under pay to impress their candidate, which is the hiring company, not the employee).
Recruiter submits phenomenal employee to company, company is thrilled at their find. Employee works for 7 months to 1 year then finds more suitable work (due to low pay and misrepresented role). Employee leaves.
Company: Hi recruiter, you did so well with that last hire, unfortunately he left for a better offer. Can you find another?
Cycle starts again, recruiter is paid again and so on each year for years to come.
A recruiter's job is NOT to find you permanent employment. It is to find over qualified candidates that will leave after one year. Recruiters get paid for the first year of your employment, they don't want you there longer because they will get rehired to fill the position again and make more profit.
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