What are some red flags when it comes to third party recruiters who think you’d be a great fit for one or more roles they’re trying to fill?

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"One or more roles" is usually a red flag.


If they've also offered the same job to your friends/colleagues.

If they've also offered the same job to friends/colleagues that are at higher/lower levels than you.

Smacks of email spam, and that they're not closely looking at you as a candidate, just trying to drum up interest. It CAN still work out - this is usually the first step in the process and if you're diligent you can ensure you're getting a good job for yourself - but remember recruiters are serving their clients first, themselves second and you third. Placing you in a bad or good role pays them the same, so look out for yourself and your needs, don't expect them to.


When you’re a copywriter and the role is for an Art Director. But generally speaking, if they’ve never actually taken the time to click on your LinkedIn profile chances are they’ve never looked at your book which means they’re just looking for warm bodies.


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