From where I sit, having an inside view of what's going on in the recruiting space, traditional contingency recruiters have expressed how they’re having a hard time in their line of work in recent years.
There's this fallacy that I find time and again, that a recruiter – a really good recruiter – can somehow approach a person who is perfectly happy in their job and talk them into leaving that job to work for their client.
In practical terms, that rarely works.
The more that people are truly motivated and self-driven, such as those who put the effort into utilizing online education, the more they will be in a position to do really well.
Yet, upon their graduation from an online learning environment, many candidates face an uphill climb for respect on the same level as those who have graduated from a traditional learning environment.
Why does this occur and when might it change?