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The Secrets of Recruiters—Uncovered!

Recruiters can do wonders in helping you find the perfect job for you—but only if you know how to make the most of that relationship. So, we've scoured the web to find some of the best advice for successfully using recruiters in your job search.

  • First, read this great Q&A on how to start working with recruiters(The New York Times)
  • Try these simple tips for getting noticed by recruiters(Work Awesome)
  • Learn the tricks of networking successfully with recruiters(Come Recommended)
  • Follow these steps to build a positive relationship with a recruiter(Life'd)
  • Adjust your LinkedIn profile to appeal to recruiters. (Lifehack)
  • Aren't getting calls? Try reposting your resume every couple of days(Lifehacker)
  • Learn how to find recruiters in your niche(The Wall Street Journal)
  • Just make sure to remember: Recruiters aren't your friends, and they don't work for you. (AOL)
  • Want more? Check out some of our great articles on catching a recruiter's eye!

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