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Who should a recruiter’s loyalty go to, the candidate or the client?

I asked a number of recruiters who they thought their loyalty should go to, the client or the candidate.  The general consensus was that loyalty should lie with the one that pays the fees.  I have also heard many recruiters say that they don’t work for the candidates, but for their clients.  Such statements imply that the recruiter’s allegiance is with the client only.  While this thought process might work for some recruiters, there exists another group that may beg to differ.  This second school of thought is based upon the principle that, since the recruiter’s only product is the candidate, the candidate therefore is and should be king.

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