Episode 322

FS 310: Working with Recruiters


August 30th, 2018

40 mins 43 secs

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About this Episode


  • Jeremy Green
  • Erick Dietrich

In this episode of the Freelancer’s Show, Jeremy and Erick discuss “Working with Recruiters.” Both Erick and Jeremy describe their experience with how recruiters and agencies fit into the job search as a developer. This discussion brings light to the pros and cons of using a recruiter to acquire a job as a  freelancer or a conventional W-2 employee.  This is a great episode to learn the insights of what recruiters expect when helping one find a carrier in the software development platform.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • Hit Subscribe -  and working with recruiters 
  • Changing relationships with recruiters
  • What recruiters are looking for  - full-time employees
  • The preferred way of working - W2 employment
  • Not being seen as worth recruiter time as a contract worker
  • Placement for staff augmentation and freelance
  • The downsides of working with recruiters
  • Successful placement with recruiters
  • Intro projects via recruiters
  • Recruiters taking a percentage
  • Job boards
  • Organizations over recruiters
  • Working as a sub-contractor via agency
  • Flipping a full-time offer intro a contract
  • Labor laws
  • Wasting an employers time with a switch from W2 to Contract
  • Make your intentions clear as a freelancer
  • Working with trusted recruiters
  • and much more.