5 Horrifying Recruiters You Want to Avoid at All Costs

Spooky season is upon us and as a recruiter, you’ll likely have come across some candidates that haunt your dreams at night. The Ghost, the clown who can put on a good show, and the skeleton who jumps from role to role but could do with a little more meat on their CV! But you might have a few colleagues that haunt you by day too. They have you running from the kitchen, hiding in the bathrooms, and perhaps rocking back and forth at your desk from time to time.

The Energy-Sucking Vampire

We all know this recruiter and working with them can drain you – they’re always wanting or needing something, whether it’s answers to obvious questions or help on a project when your plate is already full.


The Towering Inferno

No matter what they touch, it turns into flames – if they offer you help, run!

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Jekyll and Hyde

Arriving at the office each morning not knowing what version of your boss you’ll get that day… Brr!


Big Mouth

Working with this recruiter means you’re not getting any actual work done that day – even though you are trying everything in your power to avoid eye contact with them.

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Patient Zero

We all have a co-worker who gets sick just by looking outside. Yet, they still insist on coming into the office. Thank you for bringing your coughing germ-spewing self into the office today – pass me the crossbow.

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The Busy Bee – who’s never busy

He never does his job, but he loves to tell you how to do yours. How he manages to keep his position is beyond us!

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The office couple

The secret office romance that everyone knows about. Might be because of the not-so-subtle flirting and side looks…


So how do you avoid those types of co-workers? Well, we have a few ideas:

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Joanne Causer

Joanne is a Senior Growth Specialist at Firefish. She loves bringing on board new recruiters who are looking to recruit smarter.

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