Things continue to be "interesting" at work. I've decided that I must start to put feelers out now on a new job, so I don't get caught unprepared if the worst happens.
(Another downside to not being financially secure. If I were debt free with a fully funded emergency fund, I'd ride this thing all the way down in hopes that it would turn around.)
I have had contact over the past year with about 7 professional recruiters who have pitched job opportunities to me. Since I am in an area with a fairly small tech community, several of them ended up pitching the same jobs to me. So there's a lot of overlap.
I've never reached out to a recruiter, just had them come to me. What's the etiquette?
- Do I send my information to all of them and run the risk that they'll all pitch me to the same opportunity?
- Do I hook up with just 1 or 2?
- Am I better to go with someone who places my type of job exclusively (nationwide) or someone with strong ties to my local job market? (I'm not interested in relocating)
I'd appreciate any advice anyone has.