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What’s up with those recruiters who insist on scheduling an introductory call without revealing the vacancy? What’s the point?

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Some people just love playing fourth dimensional chess with your heart.

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(I assume you mean Head Hunter or staffing agency recruiter)
Revealing that info in the initial contact is risky because you could just ignore the person contacting you and go directly to the agency yourself and then the recruiter or Head Hunter would miss out on commission.

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To make sure you’re not crazy

I’ve had in-house recruiters dance around the vacancy as well. One time they confessed that there is no opening yet. But they just had a prelim meeting that might mean a vacancy soon for __, so they’re just doing leg work in case it happens.

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