Is It Crossing a Line for a Search Consultant to Counsel a Job Candidate?
“I am ready for you to help me find my next job.” Search consultants receive calls and emails with this sort of appeal fairly regularly. Some of the requests are more subtle than that; some are more direct, even demanding. This sort of request puts search consultants in a predicament, writes Dennis Barden in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
In the article, Barden explores situations in which it might, or might not, be appropriate for a search consultant to provide counsel to candidates about their careers and specific job opportunities.
The article is also available in PDF format.