IT recruiters speak with hundreds of candidates each week. Therefore, it’s imperative that information technology professionals keep in touch with their short-list of technical recruiters and their respective IT staffing companies Boston. However, where is the line?
On one hand, you need to make sure you’re the first person a technical recruiter calls when they receive the appropriate position that fits your technical skills. Regardless of how strong of a relationship you might have with the IT recruiter, there are likely dozens of other candidates with the same skill set who think the same. Therefore, finding the balance between staying in touch with technical recruiting firms without being a pest can be difficult.
In our experience, the rule of thumb is no more than one contact (either an email or phone call) is acceptable each week. This provides a refresher for the IT headhunter and gives you the chance to call at the right time in the event the IT staffing firm happens to receive a position that fits your background that very day.
Anything more than one contact per week crosses the line of harrassment. Remember, IT recruiters typically make their living by putting people to work. Therefore, they’re just as motivated to contact you when the right IT jobs open up. However, timing is everything and candidates do fall through the cracks, so be sure to keep in touch.