A few years ago, I got a call from someone who was job-hunting. He asked for help with his resume. We set up the time and he paid.
Once he called, he became slightly belligerent.
“Can you introduce me to contacts? Can you put me in front of people?” he aksed.
I explained that I couldn’t. No career consultant can do that. Only licensed recruiters can reach out to prospective employers on your behalf. Normally, they do not take money from you. The employer pays, especially if you’re targeting an executive level job.
The client fumed about hiring a service that would blast his resume to 1000 employers and “put him in front of” people with the power to hire him.
I gave him his money back, wishing him luck. He probably needed it.
Then I came across this article, which should be a warning to all: Recruiting Scam in Canada.