Your Job is Filled? Then Please Take It Off the Network

There are many “cardinal sins” that you can commit as a member of Top Echelon’s recruiting network. Although many times recruiters aren’t even aware that they’re committing these sins, they still have an effect on other Network members.

Perhaps the biggest of all cardinal sins is this one: wasting other recruiters’ time.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of ways that a recruiter can waste another recruiter’s time in a split placement situation. However, the one I want to address right now pertains to what might be called a “pre-split placement situation.”

It’s your JOB to remove your job

In a nutshell, the way in which to NOT waste another recruiter’s time in that situation is as follows:

When one of the job orders you have posted on Top Echelon Network gets filled, please remove that job order from the Network immediately.

That’s because there could be recruiters working that job order, even as your client extends an offer to another candidate that you’ve presented. If you’re lax in doing this, then you greatly increase the chances that you’re going to waste the time of another well-intentioned recruiter. And that recruiter just wants to help you fill your open order!

But it goes even beyond that. You have to remember that you brand yourself with everything you do within the Network. If you brand yourself as somebody who doesn’t remove job orders as soon as they’re filled, then other recruiters are going to be less likely to work your orders when they see them.

This is especially the case for those recruiters who have been burned by your job orders in the past. The last thing you want to do is alienate somebody who could have a perfect candidate for you. You might not get a whiff of that candidate—or the placement fee that went along with placing them.

So avoid this cardinal sin. Instead, fill your job orders and then remove them from the Network. Do NOT waste the time of other members. That’s the first step in making more split placements in our recruiter network.

If you have any questions about this blog post, I encourage you to contact me. You can do so by calling 330.455.1433, x156 or by sending an email to

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