Am I Hiring? Maybe You Have The Wrong Number.
I just got an e-mail message from a recruiter with a list of about ten consultants or candidates that I might be interested in contracting for any needs in my organization. My first reaction was that this was totally misplaced—I am a job-seeker, not a job-giver—and a complete waste of both his and my efforts.
Then I thought, even if I was looking to hire contractors for the job, would I really be likely to respond to such a message? Recruiter does not specifically address this, but what he does mention is that he gets a lot of resumes for real and imagined positions already. I can't speak for him, but it seems like he would probably not be enthusiastic about the candidates in this list.
Outside recruiters! If that's all you're going to do for me, don't waste my time, your time, or the time of the HR staff at the companies you target. I get paid when I work, not for burning potential bridges. The HR staffers are already under strain from all the resumes that come in. I surely do not want to have them tag all future resumes from me as "waste-bin ready".
Entry filed under: Job-Hunting.