The Pros and Cons of Working with a Recruiter

This is a special episode of Voices of the ElePHPant so I will break from the normal format of the posts and talk a little about why this episode was recorded. This episode came about because my friend Brandon Savage started a conversation on his blog with the post Why Recruiters Are Bad For Your Career. If you haven’t read it yet, you might want to read it so you understand the conversation.

Once I read it, I knew that I needed to get Brandon, and another friend of mine, Scott Gordon – a recruiter for Vaco and serious social media bad-ass – together to discuss some of the points Brandon brought out. I should probably point out that while Scott is a recruiter, he is not your typical recruiter. He regularly talks about the shortcomings of his industry and he works to make things better.

The end result is a 35 minute live recording of Brandon and Scott discussing some of the points in Brandon’s blog. I hope you enjoy this special episode of Voices of the ElePHPant as much as I enjoyed making it.