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The Big Q: Should I work with a recruiter who's never coded before?

Posted on 8/12/2020
by Client Server

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Q: I was approached on LinkedIn by a recruiter who was asking about my job situation. I agreed to a take a call with him and we had a good chat about my career aspirations and what kind of role I was looking for next - pretty standard stuff. Then he started asking technical questions, which I found slightly weird. This guy had never coded before, so what's the point of him testing my credentials? Wouldn't it make sense to wait for a job interview and let an expert ask me about that instead? 


A: One of the most common pieces of feedback Client Server gets from candidates is about the technical knowledge of our consultants. After all, part of our recruitment process involves testing all our candidates to ascertain their technical ability. While a number of our consultants have worked in the tech sector before, many haven't - but that's not to say they don't know what they're talking about. 

At Client Server, we pride ourselves on giving all consultants ongoing training about the tech areas they recruit in. We often have training sessions led by leading technologists and engineers about the latest market trends and languages being used. 

What sets us apart is the ability to take that knowledge and combine it with compelling insights into the tech job market. Our consultants are by definition experts on the world of work and have an intimate understanding of who is hiring and what skills are in demand right now. 

When you speak to one of Client Server's recruitment consultants, you can confidence that they have the best interests of your job search at heart. 


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