I’m looking for a better job (who isn’t?) and I’ve been contacted by a company which seems to be a bit… different. On our first meeting, they gave me an in-depth personality profile, which seemed a bit unusual. There was some talk about different “plans” which I could opt for, which made me wonder if I’m going to have to pay. The headhunters I’m used to dealing with operate at no charge to the prospective employee. The employer pays the bills. When I asked the lady about costs, she dodged and said we’d discuss that at our next meeting.
That meeting is this Thursday. Having read the literature she gave me, I’m now convinced that I’m going to incur some kind of fees for their services. The literature talks about how only a small percentage of employers actually use most headhunting services, because they don’t want to pay the fees associated with them. These guys supposedly operate at no cost to the companies. Obviously, somebody pays their bills, so I’m figuring it must be saps like me.
Has anyone had experience with this sort of service? What were your costs, and do you think it was worth it, compared to places like Monster.com?