Dear Benicio.

Thank you for taking the time to read the post and commenting. Don't lose sight that the relationship that you must seek is between two individuals. Not two companies, and not an individual with a company. That works both ways. You should not be looking for a relationship between yourself as a candidate and a recruiting firm, and you should not be looking for a relationship between your company and a consultant in a recruiting firm. You're seeking empathy, connection, and perhaps even friendship. That happens between two people. If you submit an offer of support via a company you are submitting an offer for a service, not a relationship. If a relationship is in place, you don't need to worry about hot lists. The best and most influential search consultants don't have or use job seeker hot lists. They have strong relationships with top talent, and it does not matter if the person is looking for a job or not. When the right opportunity comes along, they have potential candidates top of mind, they reach out and explore.

All the best,