Is it weird to ask a recruiter for pointers? I linked with a recruiter for the company I would like to work at and am wondering if I should approach them?

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Not at all! I appreciate it when candidates ask me for feedback. It shows me they are genuinely interested in bettering themselves. And let me tell you, there are times when I would love to give out some unsolicited advice regardless : )

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Hi ,
In answer to your question, I don’t think it’s weird at all - reach out and do it . I ran a search business and spent a lifetime recruiting at all levels up to exec in the tech industry for start ups and multinationals . There are two people that recruiters serve : their clients , or in the case of an internal recruiter their employer and the other person is the candidate pool or community that they recruit from.
If you have the right skill set, experience or competencies then any recruiter worth their salt would want to give you guidance on how best to present yourself to get the job. For me it was a key part of the candidate interview preparation.
If you don’t have the right skills set then again approach them and be open and upfront , explain why you have the desire to work for the firm in question and ask for advice on what skills/ experience you need to develop to put yourself in the frame .
Good luck !

I wish more people would. We're a great resource!

Absolutely not! There are the best people to ask for advice. If you have the opportunity to get one on one time with one why not go for it? I'm sure he or she won't mind at al and would probably enjoy it

I don't think its weird at all. I would actually highly reccomed it! Its always a good thing to ask for pointers.

Nope. I actually think it's a valuable resource for learning more about yourself from an outsider's perspective. I see it as a big plus that you're open to feedback and are focused on growing. It's professionally attractive.

Not at all. I think it's a really wise move. Best of luck to you!

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