One of my many gigs is writing for Recruiting Trends newsletter. It is lots of fun and gives me the opportunity to present the “candidate perspective” to recruiting professionals.
My most recent article made the case for active candidates. After all, when you switch from “not looking” to “looking,” what has changed except your status? You bring the same expertise, knowledge, accomplishments, skills, and value to your next employer. I have heard so often of executives being passed over by recruiters because they weren’t “sourced” by the recruiter. Seems awfully foolish and shortsighted to me.