Part 4: Perspective on Recruiters
Keep in mind that on average, recruiters individually only place 1.5 people a month. (This author averages 12,
but that is an exception.) Even the top recruiters in the most recognized search firms, according to
Kennedy Information, only manage 10 to 11 "searches" at a time. If the 5500 recruiting firms in the
United States have an average of three consultants and each one of them averages 1.5 people a month
that's only 24,750 people a month.
By itself that number may appear to be large, but when you put it in perspective of all of the professional
job changes that go on in the course of the year, it is not that many.