Sep 13, 2018

Recruiters’ incentives are thus remarkably well-aligned with your own as a job seeker


  • Since they get paid based on your starting salary, they are inclined to help you negotiate as high a starting salary as possible.
  • The more candidates they place — and the faster they place them — the more money recruiters make. So they’ll want to help you get a job as fast as possible so they can move on to other job seekers.
  • Since they only get paid if you succeed as an employee (and stay for at least 90 days), they want make sure you’re competent and a good fit for the company’s culture.