I have a situation where I was cold-emailed by a recruiter after updating a resume for another job. The recruiter pointed me to a job that after some research is posted on LinkedIn by a person that works at the company (but not on other job boards...) Also it appears to be a small company.
I have two choices:
- Respond to the recruiter and go through them
- Apply to the job through LinkedIn
I'm leaning toward the latter as the recruiters email gives me a cold-call vibe. For example, I suspect they are skimming off LinkedIn jobs and I would be a candidate they essentially go and cold call the company with.
On the other hand, what if the company has actually enlisted this firm? I don't see evidence of it as there aren't any postings available for this specific position through the recruiter (there are many others though...)
Any advice is appreciated!