“Can’t Help” Search Assignments – Unfortunately, just because a client has a need doesn’t mean that we can, or have to, help them fill that need.  This could be because the position is outside of your niche and specialty, or because their search criteria are unrealistic, or because the candidate they are looking for does not truly exist.  Instead of trying to be all things to all people, it is perfectly acceptable to be honest and upfront with a client and let them know that you are not the right recruiter to fill their position.  It is best to turn down a client in the beginning stages of a search, rather than let them down in the end stages.


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