Even if you may not be “on” the job market, most likely you are “in” the job market should an excellent opportunity come your way.

So it makes complete sense to take a call or an email the next time a recruiter reaches out to you.

Simply put, you never know if a better opportunity exists.  When opportunity knocks, shouldn’t you at least…listen?

Here are some reasons for taking a recruiter’s call:

  • Maybe there is an exciting new opportunity available that you had not even considered.
  • You can establish a relationship with a recruiter for the future.
  • You can re-affirm your current position and re-consider if it still aligns with your abilities and career goals.
  • You can discover if your compensation is in line with others in your line of work.
  • You can learn the trends and strategies of other companies in your line of work.
  • You just might learn about an opportunity that had never even been on your radar.

This is not to say that you should ever waste the time of a professional recruiter.  However, what is the risk of listening to an opportunity?  Maybe there is something better out there or maybe you can re-assure yourself that you are exactly where you think you should be in your career.

So, the next time you receive a call from a recruiter, why not find out as much as possible about an opportunity that is presented?

You just might find out that your current job is stale and perhaps you are being underpaid.

The idea is to keep an open mind……..if only to assure yourself that your current job and career path is still valid.  Job complacency and being too comfortable can often be detrimental to your career.

Be aware that the grass may be pretty green right where you are but sometimes that very grass can easily become quick sand.


I am Bernie Reifkind, CEO and founder of Premier Search, Inc. I can be reached at 1(800) 801-1400 or email at ceo@psihealth.com.  I welcome your phone call.