Ph.D.s and postdocs who are job seeking outside of academe need all the help they can get, and it is nice to imagine a recruiter (or headhunter) working diligently to find that perfect job for you while you focus on other things — like research, writing, fieldwork and teaching. However, the reality is that effort is required on the part of a job seeker to connect with recruiters, and most recruiters are very specialized in the types of people they seek and the level of position they are filling.
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By Natalie Lundsteen (September 14, 2015)
Natalie Lundsteen is director of graduate career development at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.