The 7 Rules of Engagment with Head-hunters: Rule 4

The 7 Rules of Engagment is a multi-part article so you may wish to start here.

4th Rule of Engagement: Don't Play Dumb Dumb_and_dumber_dvd_film_cover

There are three people in this world that need to know your current salary: the IRS, your spouse and your head-hunter.  (Actually, I'm not convinced the first two need to know – but I digress). 

I know most people like to keep this information private, but head-hunters need to know because We need to exclude you from all jobs under your salary level

If you play cat-and-mouse with us you’ll end up in the circular filing. Most head-hunters don’t use your salary to peg your seniority.  Provide your cash salary requirements.

In fact you likely already know that most recruiters work on contingency which means they only get paid IF they place you AND they get paid a percentage – so the more money you make – the more money they make.  It's a symbiotic relationship.

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