When an Ag Recruiter Calls – AgGrad Live Podcast 004

When a recruiter from an agriculture company calls, how do you handle the conversation? What do you do when a recruiter calls during your normal working hours while working at another company? How do you handle the uncomfortable, often awkward feelings you may be having while speaking with a recruiter about a potential job opportunity?

Today, I’m discussing the best ways to handle a recruitment conversation when an ag recruiter calls unexpectedly. I’ll share tips on how to handle the call if you’re already employed as well as things you should never do while working with a recruiter.


“It is in your best interest to develop a relationship with an outside recruiter.” – Tim Hammerich


Today on AgGrad Live:

  • The importance of following up on recruitment calls after working hours.
  • The two types of recruiters.
  • Why hiring candidates should develop relationships with recruiters.
  • Can recruiters help you advance your career?


Tips for Working with Recruiters:

  1. Pick a time to speak with a recruiter in your personal time.
  2. Decide how you want to develop your relationship with the recruiter.
  3. Develop trust between yourself and the recruiter.
  4. Never pay a recruiter.
  5. Never lie to a recruiter.



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Tim Hammerich

Tim is a strategic communications consultant, founder of AgGrad, and the host of the "Future of Agriculture" podcast. Originally from California, he is now based out of Boise, Idaho.