It seems the and tags are being used in basically the same way, and I don't personally see the value of splitting the process of recruiting/being recruited (recruitment) and the people doing that recruitment (recruiters).

Should we make as synonym of ?

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There was one question tagged , Is it better to invest energy in curating an online resume (LinkedIn, StackOverflow Careers) or a Word document? that didn't really seem to fit with "recruiters", so I retagged it with a new tag .

Now that there are only two questions remaining, one which I can't comprehend what it pertains to and another relating to recruiters, I say yes, they should be made synonyms.

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    +1 I agree with these comments; merge 'em.
    – jcmeloni
    Commented May 12, 2012 at 19:52
  • I've gone ahead and merged. Reminder; if in the future there IS a valid reason for these to be separate tags, the tags can be unsynomized.
    – Rarity
    Commented May 13, 2012 at 1:01

Pardon me but i bag to differ.

Recruiters should be used for questions to deal with Recruiters such as:

The etiquette of connecting with recruiters on networking sites

Does the average candidate have any recourse when they encounter an unethical recruiter?

Where are there are others which are about recruitment process - such as:

Listing LinkedIn profile as a full CV - looks lazy, or convenient for recruiters?

Should I reach out for an opportunity via personal contacts or a recruiter?

I agree that line is too thin for many - but in genuine meaning these two tags are different.

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    Please feel free to use job-search for these. I believe the words recruitment and recruiters are simply too close to have a useful distinction so I used that new tag for a question similar to the two you listed.
    – Nicole
    Commented May 13, 2012 at 6:49
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    Dealing with recruiters is part of the recruitment process, is it not? How do I deal with recruitment with no recruiters involved? How do I deal with recruiters (in a recruiter-specific function) without recruitment being involved? Both tags seem equally valid on all four of those questions.
    – Rarity
    Commented May 13, 2012 at 14:34

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