Even if you’re not currently looking, it’s in your best interest to know what’s out there.
“Things took a turn for the worse at my job. I want to start looking.”
I get these calls regularly. This particular candidate would have been a fantastic fit for a position that I JUST FILLED. Ideal location, position, and pay.
When I mentioned this I could hear the frustration in their voice “but I read your emails and I never saw that opening on there”. I had to explain to them that I work on behalf of the hiring companies, and some of those companies simply don’t want their listings emailed or even published at all.
This brings up a good point that the recruitment process has to be a two way street. If I don’t have your current resume and some notes in my database about what types of positions get you excited, there’s a good chance you won’t ever find out about some incredible opportunities.