What Does the Internet Think of Recruiters?

I was introduced to a fun new tool today (thanks @mParkerByrd). The site is called WhatDoesTheInternetThink.net. Basically, you can use the site to get an idea of what people on the internet think of a certain topic. I thought it would be fun to do a little comparison.

I started by searching for bacon. You can see from the picture below that most internet users have a positive opinion of bacon.



I then thought it might be fun to see how dentists rank. Everyone hates the dentist, right?


Then I checked to see what the internet had to say about recruiters. Surely recruiters are more popular than dentists! WRONG!

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I knew recruiters weren’t highly regarded by most candidates but I didn’t think we were less popular than dentists.

Want to gain more insight about what you can do to change this negative reputation? Join us for SourceCon Spring in Seattle where Glen Cathey will be moderating a panel called The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Top Candidates Share [what they like and] What They Don’t Like About Recruiters.

Jeremy Roberts, SPHR, is VP, Customer Experience at HiringSolved. He is the previous Editor of SourceCon. Prior to joining the ERE Media team, he spent over a decade working as a recruiter, sourcer, and sourcing manager. This time was spent in diverse environments, including third party agency settings (retained and contingent), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and internal corporate HR departments. His previous employers include the MHA Group, Ajilon Finance, Korn Ferry Futurestep, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, and Randstad Sourceright, US. He resides in Corinth, TX with his wife and 3 children.


10 Comments on “What Does the Internet Think of Recruiters?

  1. It also says that murder is an overwhelmingly positive topic, so I’m not sure I trust their algorithm. LOL

  2. If you enter the word “recruiter” (not plural recruiters) you get postivive 46.9% negative 52.4%. But the results are baloney giving “lawyers” 57.9% positive.

  3. Use the comparison feature and compare “recruiters” to bacon, cocaine, or even heroin. They’re all more popular than “recruiters,” with the exception of heroin. However they all have a more positive public opinion when compared to “recruiters.”

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