Q. How do I avoid being ghosted by recruiters?

A. The first time you talk with the recruiter, let them know how you work.

Let them know that you need to hear from them at least once a week on any opportunities you and they are working on together, or you’ll conclude your relationship is done.

You don’t have to apologize for having standards. Unfortunately, the reputation of the recruiting industry in general is not the best (like HR) and stories of candidates being ghosted by recruiters abound. You can hold any recruiter who works with you to a higher standard, and you should!