Several recruiters who specialize in the concrete industries would tell you that the Internet is not your key to career success. Although all of them have an online presence, their Web sites will give you just a taste of the services they offer.

They say that there's no substitute for networking, especially in a close-knit industry such as ours. They'd tell you that they do the networking for you. They think the following concepts sum up their competitive advantages over mega-sites:

  • Casual looking is a turnoff.
  • Recruiters are looking for producers in good situations who might want to hear about better ones.
  • Confidentiality is king.