Questions and Answers


Who is Global Recruiter?


We are an international job board that partners with Fortune 1,000 companies and some of the world’s most prestigious professional search firms to share confidential openings with our members. Headquartered in New York City, USA, and with a global presence, we specialize in attracting tomorrow’s talent today in the areas of Engineering, Operations, Finance, Sales, Executive Management, Marketing, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Purchasing, and Technology.


What makes Global Recruiter different than other job boards like LinkedIn, Ladders, Zip Recruiter, etc?


These companies just list job openings which anyone can apply to.  Most of our openings are confidential, the general public never gets to hear about them and they are not listed anywhere else.  Our membership is limited, their membership is not.  This means with their job openings you have more competition for the job.  We know who you are and we work on your behalf while representing you to our paid client members, they do not know who you are and do not represent you.  You have to do all of the work.  Often times we have an inside track and relationship with our client members and the hiring team, other job boards do not.  There are no programs in existence like the Partners in Performance (PIP) program.


Can I submit my resume directly to a company?


Yes, you are encouraged to do so.


Should I submit my resume directly to a company?


Yes, even if your resume has been submitted and available for an employer to see, you are encouraged to apply for jobs that interest you. Applying directly to the job ensures that the employer of the job(s) you are interested in are sent notification of your interest along with your resume.


Do I need to apply through the Global Recruiter website for each job that I am interested in?


Yes, you need to click on the icon for each job that you are interested in and apply following the directions listed. For paid corporate premium members they have access to your resume as well as your application and you do not need to apply. Having said that, to be safe and because corporate memberships are always changing, the rule of thumb is to apply for each position this way they have your information and they know that you are interested.


Why is there a fee for candidate members and not just client company members?


We are only interested in partnering with candidates who are serious about advancing their careers.  If membership was free then anyone could join, even non-serious candidates.  Our client companies, as well as our employees, could be wasting their time reaching out to non-serious members about career opportunities.  By having candidate members pay a small fraction we limit this risk.   Also, members have to be referred and invited to become members.  To be honest, membership is limited, thus so is the amount of revenue generated.  This is an exclusive club, 99.99% of the population will never be invited to join.


What types of candidates\openings does Global Recruiter work with?


We conduct searches from Director to C-Suite for some of the largest companies in the world.  If you were invited to join that means the member who referred you feels that you fit the criteria that we are looking for.


Where are the jobs located?


Our clients are global. The openings are global.


What if my current employer is one of Global

Recruiter’s clients, can they see my resume?


Yes.


What industries does Global Recruiter represent?


There are many industries that we represent but our main focus is in; automotive, defense, energy, consumer products, aerospace, medical, transportation, mining, furniture, technology, agriculture, financial services, and real estate.


Why should someone become a member?


For the most part, our client companies view us as their external HR department.  Ever wonder how someone got a job that you would like to have but you never knew the opening occurred until it was too late?  Have you ever heard that sometimes it is not what you know but who you know when it comes to getting the right job?  Will your resume get lost in the shuffle if you submit it yourself to a company?  Do you have an internal person at the company looking out for you and making sure your resume is in front of the right people?  Is the HR department overwhelmed with resumes?  Do you really have the time that is necessary to represent yourself at all of these companies on a global basis?  Could you truly be as effective as Global Recruiter?  Do you have the internal contacts at these companies?  For less than $10 USD per month could you really accomplish this on your own?  These are just some of the reasons that members join the PIP program. Our representatives are in constant contact with our client companies to make sure that you are properly represented on a continual and sustained basis.


How does the PIP program work?


A candidate member inputs their information into our exclusive database.  Our clients are given a password that allows them to search the database for candidates.  Once identified, the candidate is contacted by either the client member or by Global Recruiter to discuss the opportunity.  The candidate can also apply directly to the opening.


Is there an additional cost if a client hires a PIP member?


No, the only cost to the member is the initial set up fee and the monthly membership costs and there are no additional costs to the client company.


Can a PIP member still keep their membership if hired by one of Global Recruiters’ client companies?


Yes, membership should be viewed for the long term.  Members are encouraged to keep their membership until the day they retire.   They should always be looking to enhance their career.  Remember, once you cancel your membership you may not be eligible again for membership.


How exclusive is the Partners In Performance (PIP) program?


We have a set limit of candidates that we are able to represent.  For instance, let’s say that you are a Tax Director and our limit is 200 Tax Directors that means that we will only represent 200 Tax Directors on a global basis at any given time.  Once an opening occurs for a Tax Director to join our program then we send out an email to the next Tax Director on our candidate referral list.  That email is an invitation to join our exclusive PIP program and is only meant for that particular person.  They have 10 days to join before the invitation expires.   If after 10 days they have elected not to join then the next person on the list is invited.


How does someone get invited to join the PIP program?


A potential member must be recommended to us by a current PIP member.  When initially joining, the new member is given the opportunity to recommend one new member.  That member goes on the bottom of the list for future invitations.  When an opening occurs that fits that person’s background an invitation is sent out.


Is it possible that once I am a member that someone I refer for membership may never be invited to join?


Yes, in fact, it is a strong probability that they will never be invited because we limit the number of members by their current title, experience, etc. and it really depends on how many people were referred for membership prior to them with a similar background.


What if I decided not to become a member?


Membership is not for everyone.  We only want members who are serious about exploring other opportunities.  They may not be interested right now in looking for an opportunity but they are encouraged to join right now because they may never receive an invitation again to join.  We want to partner with members who view their membership as a necessary tool and a lifelong commitment to enhancing their career path.  If a candidate is only interested in making a quick change of employment and is not serious about sustained career growth over the years then this program is not for them.  Once an invitation is sent out and should the person choose not to become a member after 10 days then their contact information is discarded and the only way they can receive another invitation in the future to join is if another member recommends them.  Because the waiting list is long, in some cases years, typically people do not receive another invitation to join.


If I join and then cancel my membership can I

rejoin in the future?


No.


What if I am unable to relocate?  Should I still become a member?


Yes, the positions and companies we represent are global.  For the most part, there will be openings close to where you live now.  When you input your candidate information into our system you should indicate that you are unable to relocate so that you don’t get contacted about jobs away from home.


Is my application considered for all job postings and are all of your clients and job openings on the Global Recruiter job board?


For the most part, yes, but remember things are always changing.  For instance, Ford Motor Company might not have a need this month but last month they did, thus they are not on the job board this month.  Or, maybe they have a need but did not list it because there are enough potential candidates in our membership that it wasn’t necessary to list.  Remember, with membership, you never have to apply to openings with paid client members, your resume is always on file with them but you are always encouraged to still apply.  Some companies put their job openings on our website but are not members so they do not have access to your resume so you will still need to apply directly to each job by clicking on the job posting.  The rule of thumb is If you see a job you like, apply.


What other benefits are there to membership?


In addition to being considered for openings before other candidates and having us represent you, members have access to their resume 24/7/365. Why is this important?  Because people sometimes lose their resume due to a computer malfunction, etc.  This way, they always have an electronic copy.  Also, periodically you will receive emails from Global Recruiter about hiring trends, types of interview questions, advice on how to conduct the best interview, Global Recruiter blog, information on companies that are hiring in your area but may not be a Global Recruiter client, updates on Visa sponsorship requirements, companies open to paying for relocation costs, etc.


What if I need Visa sponsorship or assistance with relocation costs?


When you input your information into our system it will ask you what country you live in and if you need help with visa sponsorship and relocation costs.  Many of our clients are able to assist in these areas and are open to candidates who need help.  One of the reasons our client members join Global Recruiter is because their needs are global and they are open to sponsoring the right candidate.  Remember, we represent very large companies, they are used to relocating and sponsoring candidates on a global basis and have internal teams that specialize in this area.


How often should I check my candidate profile?


You should always keep your resume up to date.  In addition, any changes you make to your compensation, your ability to relocate, etc., should also be kept up to date.


How often will I hear from Global Recruiter?


In addition to our client companies reaching out to you directly about openings, periodically you will receive emails from Global Recruiter about openings that we may not be working on but that we are aware of and whose requirements may fit your background.


Once I have inputted my information into the Global Recruiter PIP system do I need to do anything else?


For the most part, you are done except that you need to make sure that your candidate profile is always up to date.  Also, you can periodically check the Global Recruiter website for interviewing tips, leads on companies that are hiring, the Global Recruiter blog, new companies added to our client list, etc. Remember to periodically check for new job openings and apply directly.


Can I refer more than one individual?


No.

Unfortunately, prior to membership, we do not have the manpower for potential members to reach out to us directly. We try to answer all of the questions on this list of potential questions.  Our recruiters are busy working with our current client and candidate members to fill existing openings.