- How do they fit the role and the skills your client needs? (If in response to a specific job order)
- Any details about their presentation – can they communicate well? Any “extras” they bring to the table?
Sure, some recruiters can just do searches via the internet, flip resumes, and fill lots of roles, and there’s nothing wrong with that as long as you and your trading partner are on the same page about it. There are recruiters with jobs out there who don’t mind this – they say “as long as the candidate has XYZ in the resume, I’ll do all the work pre-qualifying them.” If the recruiter with the job expects you to headhunt and find passive candidates, and that’s not how you work, the trading relationship won’t work. Trading relationships and expectations are relative, because what one person hates may be exactly what someone else needs and expects. Therefore, you need to set expectations up front. S