Corporate Head Hunters

I get a couple calls a month from agencies trying to poach me from my current employer. I am not opposed to these calls even though I am not looking to change jobs. It’s always nice to know that your skills are in demand. It’s quite an ego boost actually.

What I don’t understand is the way in which these agencies do it. I have yet to speak to one who would give me any sort of detail about the proposed job. Not who it’s for. Not how much they’ll pay. Nothing.

Now if I was looking for a job and had approached them then they have every right to be cagey with their information, they hold all the cards in that situation. But I am  not looking for a job. I am quite happy where I am and I am certainly not going to jump ship based on a vague promise of a job I know nothing about.

Does that approach ever work? I doubt it. If I was so unhappy with my employer that I would jump at any offer, then I would be searching for a job and the head hunter would be unnecessary.

Maybe one of my readers could explain this to me? I’m baffled.

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable” -Lucius Annaeus Seneca


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