Majority of Recruiters Say a Recruiting Coach is ‘Not for Me’

We recently conducted a poll of Top Echelon Network recruiters by posting a question in the Members’ Area.

That question was as follows:

Have you ever paid a recruiting coach to work with you?


The choice of answers that we provided is listed below, along with the percentage of recruiters that selected each one:

  • Yes, and still do — 7.3%
  • Yes, for a while and recommend it — 10.6%
  • Yes, won’t do it again — 4.9%
  • Not for me — 77.2%


According to the poll results, the overwhelming majority of Network recruiters (77.2%) indicated that paying a recruiting coach to work with them is “not for me.”

Of course, that means the other 22.8% of respondents have paid a recruiting coach to work with them, experiencing varying degrees of success along the way. Nearly 5% tried it, but “won’t do it again,” while more than twice that number (10.6%) tried it “for a while and recommend it.”

Then there are those who have arguably enjoyed the most success using a recruiting coach: the 7.3% of poll participants that have used one and still use one.

Overall, though, more than three-fourths of Preferred Member recruiters believe that paying for coaching is not their “cup of tea” . . . or “cup of coffee” . . . or “cup of anything they normally like to drink.”


Okay, so Network recruiters won’t pay for a recruiting coach (or more accurately, the majority of them won’t pay for such a coach).  However, would they take advantage of recruiting coaching if it was FREE of charge?

Is paid vs. free the key to the results of this poll?  And what about general training and now just one-on-one coaching?  There are plenty of free resources of which recruiters can take advantage.  Heck, even Top Echelon offers a series of free recruiter training webinars.

So it might not be a case of Network recruiters thinking that they “know it all” and don’t need coaching and/or training.  It might be more a case of Network recruiters preferring not to pay for said coaching and/or training.

What about you?  Have you ever paid for a recruiting coach?  If so, what was your experience?  Was it worth the money . . . or was it a waste of money?

Post your comments below!

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2 responses to “Majority of Recruiters Say a Recruiting Coach is ‘Not for Me’”

  1. Bob Gabor says:

    The real conclusion was discussed on the forum. Why pay someone to coach you when there are hundreds of recruiters on TE , with tons of current experience and still running a desk, that are willing to listen and advise. We learn more from each other than any “recruiting coach” could possibly teach us.

  2. Matt Deutsch says:

    Great point, Bob. This discussion highlights some of the “hidden value” of the Network that goes beyond making splits. The real question, though, is this: can the Buckeyes repeat as national champions?