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Suing bloggers – the day after

Needless to say, yesterday’s blog controversy started a bit of a storm. Some notes:

Sean notes that JL has a long rap sheet at the BBB.

Bob Krumm reminds us that Google is forever.

R. Neal says:

What I found interesting is that they charge the job seeker (in this case a lot of money), and if I understand it correctly they don’t guarantee a placement.

I’ve been extremely fortunate to not have to look for a job in quite some time, so this was a surprise to me. From experience on the hiring end, I thought the employer always pays the placement fee. The Mrs. said that charging the applicant a fee is a common practice that has been around for a long time. That was news to me.

That’s news to me too. I’ve personally used headhunters a lot, both as prospective employee and as an employer looking to take someone on. In an employer capacity, I have paid anywhere from 15% – 30% of the hire’s salary to the headhunter. I have never, as a prospective employee, paid someone to find me a job. I think only entertainers do that.

From a potential employee standpoint, I’ve found that networking is usually the best route. Because, trust me, that 15% – 30% they pay a headhunter can be applied to salary.

I’ve had issues with some headhunters before.

3 Responses to “Suing bloggers – the day after”

  1. Drake Says:

    They have their uses certainly. I worked in HR for seven years though and I can’t tell they are worth it though when the costs rise too much.

    One thing is for certain: They are a completely manufactured business and have artifically high self-views. Smug. The worst thing is when idiot bosses at the highest level think they need them to keep up with the Joneses.

    Search committees for coaches at University are the best example of that.

  2. Chris Byrne Says:

    I never pay to find a job; I always pay between 10 and 30 percent to headhunters depending on terms and conditions etc…

    I also don’t fill in application forms, or authotrize any kind of background check until an offer is pending. I’m a professional with 15 years experience and an excellent resume; you don’t need me to fill one out to decide whether you want me to work there.

    After an offer is on the table, then I’ll play along; but not before.

  3. Chris Byrne Says:

    oops, left off “to find employees” from the first statement.