- – The person who is very happy with their career path and has no intention of making any changes
- – The person who is very happy with their current situation, but may be open to hear about a different opportunity if it is truly exceptional
- – The person who is aggressively pursuing new professional opportunities
Let’s look at the following scenarios:
gets a request to connect to a recruiter and they think, “I’m very happy and not interested in a new job right now.” If this is you, congratulations! It’s great that people are happy and finding success in their current role. If the timing isn’t right, that’s okay. If things ever change though, having those connections may allow you to explore the “what if” scenario.
has the ability to stay as involved as they want with a particular recruiter. Having that connection allows them to passively keep an eye out for opportunities that may be stronger than their current role.
should take full advantage of position listings and other helpful content that a recruiter can provide through connecting. Even if they might not have the type of job you’re wanting, they could know someone who does. It’s a great way to have an additional resource for the job search.