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Upsides/downsides of looking for a job through independent creative recruiters, instead of contacting agencies directly? Have heard you end up making less $ through a recruiter, but not sure if true.

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Direct: $1200 day rate
Staffing firm: $60/hour

Do the math

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Oh wow, do you think they pay ADs the same?

If you’re talking about full time...there are pluses and minuses. Your salary may be a bit lower, as the company will need to pay the headhunter. But, the company still needs to be in market with salary and you shouldn’t see too much of a cut.

Some independent recruiters invest in the candidates and some see it as transactional. Never hurts to see what oops they have.

If they tell you someone is hiring, don’t reach out to that company on your own - it’s not fair to the headhunter.

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