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Is it best nowadays to use a recruitment service to obtain a career?

I just want to know what direction to move in besides just looking for employment myself. #career-path #recruiting #social-networking

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Jeff’s Answer

Hi Melissa,


Knowing that you have a Master's in Criminal Justice in Homeland Security, you should be well positioned to start your career. However, since most legitimate recruiting firms do not charge the potential employees, it's not a bad idea. Be careful and research the company before signing up since there are some less ethical recruiters who just send out loads of resumes and spam employers. At best, they won't get you a job. Worst case, they will damage your reputation and block you from getting a job at some companies.


Best of luck!

Thank you comment icon Great information. Thank you so much. Melissa
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Preeti’s Answer

Hello Melissa,


It maybe worthwhile trying a few options and repeating/rinsing as required such as: creating a LinkedIn profile, networking/reaching out to alumni, past employers and colleagues and adding them as connections, creating job alerts, attending niche networking mixers/recruiting events and joining niche groups.


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Preeti

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Victoria’s Answer

Hello! I would recommend looking on LinkedIn and applying to jobs directly. Then I would search on LinkedIn for any connections you may have who are at that company and ask them to refer you to the hiring manager. OR- if you are not connected, you can still find people at that company and ask them to refer you in!

Good luck in your job search!
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Sophia’s Answer

Recruiters are a thing of the past. You need to network with people you know and get them to introduce you to people you don't know and you need to check jobboards (like linkedin.com or indeed.com) daily. Also, if you want a job with homeland security, it might be worth a stint in the coast guard or military.

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