Asking Another Network Recruiter About Their Niche

Believe me, we encourage communication between Top Echelon Network recruiters. We want you to exchange information.

After all, we believe in the mantra “iron sharpens iron.”

However, there’s a delicate balance that needs to be struck. A recruiter’s time is extremely important to them, and although Network members want to help each other when they can, there’s a limit to what they can do.

This is especially the case in regards to asking another Network member about their niche.

Let’s say that you want to change your niche. So you call another TE recruiter already in that niche with the intention of “picking their brain” for information.

You might choose to call a particular person for a number of reasons, such as the fact they’ve worked in that niche for a long time and/or they’ve enjoyed a measure of success working in it.

That makes perfect sense. Of course, you’re going to want to talk with the people who’ve enjoyed success in a particular niche if you’re just starting out in that niche. And we WANT you to talk to that person, so don’t feel badly or guilty if you’ve called another recruiter asking for information.

BUT we want you to understand that the recruiter can’t train you on how to recruit in that niche. That would be time-prohibitive.

We decided to address this issue because it happens in the Network more often than you might think. And the recruiters who initiate the conversation have good intentions and mean well. They’re not being malicious in any way.

It’s just in their eagerness and zest to learn the ins and outs of a new niche, they don’t take into consideration the investment of time that they’re asking the other recruiter to make.

With all of that in mind, if you’re considering making a change in your niche and you’d like to draw upon the experience and expertise of other recruiters in the Network, give me a call first.

I’d be happy to chat with you about your plans for this new niche, especially within Top Echelon, as well as which recruiters you’d like to call and how you’d like to approach them. Relationships in Top Echelon’s recruiter network are valuable. The Network was built upon them, and they hold the key to success as a Network member.

Communication is essential for building these relationships, but not communicating in the correct fashion can erode relationships, not build them.

I encourage you to contact me by calling 330.595.1742 or by sending an email to

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