Would you hire an agent

Microsoft Wfxdx3664w
Oct 2, 2018 8 Comments

I swear to god I am so sick of talking to recruiters, hiring managers, negotiating, emailing, organizing a LC schedule, and all the other bullshit. If software engineers have a higher likelihood of making big money compared to baseball players, why can’t we have agents like ballplayers to handle the crap that keeps us from focusing on our skills?

Would you hire an agent for a couple thousand per job switch?

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  • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
    Boo hoo! You want high TC, you’re going to have to talk to people.

    You’re why this is a thing:

    Check out this post! "No Clapping! (Misc.)"
    https://us.teamblind.com/s/EGuZ3AZu
    Oct 2, 2018 2
    • Microsoft Wfxdx3664w
      OP
      Or pay people to talk to people. Big Leagues.
      Also, I’m over 10 years out of college. Guess how many times I’ve had the exact same conversation with a recruiter?
      Oct 2, 2018
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
      To give up a cut of your TC? Sure. There are job placement services
      Oct 2, 2018
  • Microsoft alic
    You have a brilliant start up idea on your hands. You should go ahead with it OP !
    Oct 2, 2018 0
  • AMD
    5nm

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    5nmmore
    There was a Planet Money episode just about this exact topic! https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2018/09/21/650535388/episode-865-tweak-this
    Oct 2, 2018 0
  • ADP / Mgmt
    Runner131

    ADP Mgmt

    BIO
    I call myself "Damage Control" as I turnaround poor performance of others and get results.
    Runner131more
    TA is ruined by archaic processes and bandaged systems. Companies oftentimes hire the cheapest instead of seeing them as an asset to culture.

    Systems have gates that make recruitment professionals do redundant things.

    People oftentimes don't want to give up their comp details and recruiters know that people only hear the top number of the range.

    I wish I could say my company was forward thinking and doing something about it. But it's not.
    Oct 2, 2018 0
  • Oscar / Eng tc / gtfo
    If only I get a job at Google without interviews. Wait is that called bribe?
    Oct 2, 2018 0
  • Aurora bystander!
    Now we talkin...
    Oct 2, 2018 0