RE: [Histonet] the job of a good recruiter--
Since you want to put it out there about recruiters, I hope you don't mind
if I ask you a few question regarding recruiters since I will be changing
1) What can a recruiter do for me that I can't do for myself?
2) Why do recruiters want me to give them my SSN?
3) Why do they ask me if I applied elsewhere and if I am in contact with
4) If I apply for a job through a hospital website vs. a recruiter will my
starting pay be different due to recruiter cost?
I have been contacted by SEVERAL recruiters since I posted my resume on a
few of the job sites. I have yet to be impressed. Please tell me why I need
to deal with a recruiter??? I am not being "smart" I just am curious. Thanks
Douglas D. Deltour HT(ASCP)
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Cheryl
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 10:59 AM
Subject: [POSSIBLE SPAM!!] [Histonet] the job of a good recruiter--
As a 23 year tech, with ten years as a travel tech, I have worked with
nearly all of the recruiters and headhunters, including those concerned in
the recent discussions. This concern with restricting access and
bottom-line/assets is WRONG. WE ARE NOT CATTLE. We have the right to
choose who we will and won't work with.
I've been a manager working 12 hour days because I couldn't find the right
tech for my hospital. I've been the tech looking for the next step in my
career without the resources to find that needle in a haystack and know that
I got the RIGHT job for my career and my family. Recruiters and headhunters
do have a place in Lab Science.
These are the EXACT reasons I started an agency--to help each tech who
comes to me --to help them meet their professional and FAMILY goals--not to
push them into the next available job or restrict their ability to work with
a company that might be able to help them better than mine. I even REFER my
candidates to other agencies if I can't help them (including Pam when she
was with Ategra because she is a good recruiter)!
I've had recruiters call repeatedly and try to push me into Med Tech jobs
after I'd spent my time explaining that an HT/HTL is a TISSUE person: we
don't do blood. I've had calls asking me to do phlebotomy for $7 an
hour....these agents weren't thinking of my needs at all. I've had calls
from hospitals where I'd been submitted without my knowledge--they wasted
that HR person's time.
Histonet is a place for sharing information to better our science--and to
help each other be better techs. If the recruiters and the headhunters get
their heads set right --that their job is to help PEOPLE--both techs and
people who need them, the rest will fall into place all by itself without
the need for legal intervention.
Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now...thanks for listening :-)
Cheryl Kerry, HT(ASCP)
Full Staff Inc.
Staffing the AP Lab by helping one tech at a time.
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