If you are currently employed and get a call from a recruiter, you might be tempted to ignore the call since you're already employed. However, you should reconsider that decision. Your long-term career goals might thank you.
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Glassdoor offers a solid reason for talking with a recruiter:
"For the happily employed it doesn't hurt to take the phone call. After all they may have an amazing job for you. Not to mention you are clearly wanted because they are the ones seeking out you. Even if the job may not be right for you but could be ideal for someone you know which creates a win win situation. You get to refer someone you care about and you create a relationship with the recruiter because you are helping out."
When establishing a relationship with a recruiter, be sure to do it via a confidential communication method. It's unwise to discuss these things at work.
Some recruiters are just looking to collect resumes, while others are actually looking to help you. Check out the link to find out which recruiters are a waste of time.
Why Not to Ignore Recruiters' Calls [Glassdoor Blog]