You wouldn’t use a roofer to fix your pluming, or a heart doctor to fix your knee problem so why would you put your company’s most pressing hire in the hands of someone who has no idea what your company really does. It blows my mind when I see technology recruiting companies (typically the lowest on the search totem pole when it comes to actual experience) running around town with a real estate development search. Though there are a myriad of reasons NOT to do this I will try to keep it to the most important 5.
A true search agency must evaluate all the talent prior to sending them to the client. They understand that it's their job to make sure they’re only representing the best possible prospects to their client in order to reduce the time and headaches a client must endure during the search process. It’s the Agency’s job to make it a fluid experience for their client. How can this happen if the agency or person handling the search has absolutely zero experience in this field? How can they evaluate their skills sets or compare them to other candidates. How can they actually engage talent if they don’t know what to talk about? Ultimately agencies like this just forward on any and all applicants that fall out of the web hoping that a few keywords will miraculously result in a perfect fit. Clients suffer from having to perform all of the evaluation themselves and the irritation of having to sift through stacks of bogus and useless applications.
2. Market Penetration
There are so many search agencies out there that claim to be the “best” in whatever the current hiring trend is. To truly be the best a search agency must have the ability to penetrate the market in which they serve and this only comes from years of dedication to specific