ThomasITguy wrote: »
I had a female recruiter that would spam my personal email with job offers so I emailed her back and said
"I gave it some thought and I really want to get to know you as a person, you seem nice and maybe we can do lunch and then talk about some positions"
I never heard from her again.... but she was cute though.
scaredoftests wrote: »
That is funny..maybe I should do that with the male ones..but I am afraid they'd say 'yes'. LOL
JockVSJock wrote: »
I don't need a recruiter to find a job.
BradleyHU wrote: »
for the most part, i agree with you, but some firms I've interviewed at in the past 2 years, they've only used recruiters to find candidates. I just think to myself, why spend when you can do this in house, and not pay an outsider to do so, but these firms have the capital to do so.
jeremywatts2005 wrote: »
Trust me I get tired of it. I tell them my salary they say they can beat it. We go through a bunch of song and dance then they disappear or call and say that they are delaying hiring. Totally frustrating the worst is they get you into the interview you go through the whole process and then they present you an offer considerably lower than you asked for up front. I think the worse though are overseas recruiters trying to get you for jobs in the UAE and other places. They think Americans should take the same salary they make stateside to go over there because it is an exotic location. Living in a giant hot litterbox is not my idea of exotic. Ok now I am on a rant because I have had so many bad recruiter stories you would not believe it.
PCTechLinc wrote: »
I must need to change my description on my LinkedIn, because I get those canned emails that say
"Found your resume on LinkedIn, and there is an awesome opportunity for someone like you.... blah blah blah total BS something or another..."
Go to the website, ends up being a position for selling Life Insurance...
Recruiter, out of the blue wrote:
I have a position in your area I think you are a good fit. Please give me a call ASAP to discuss.
Recruiter, I did get your message and I'll be giving you a call as soon as I can, is tomorrow morning at 10:30 EST ok with you?
That is fine.
Below is the full job description.
Please ask for X once you get there. She is the corporate recruiter.
Will do, thanks.
Any last minute questions for me? I know you are going to knock this out of the park!
Nope, I'm ready, spent all weekend on lynda.com doing PHP courses, prepping for behavioral/situational questions, researching the company, etc. Just need to show them that I'm the right candidate. Heading out now, thanks again.
Awesome. Hopefully we will have good news by COB today!
X, I think the interviews went well, as far as I can judge such things. I'm hopeful they'll select me for the position. I don't have an email address for Y or Z, but I'd like to thank them for their time. Do you have any suggestions for how to go about it?
Please just send me a thank you letter, and I will get it to them through their HR department. I don’t even have their emails. LOL.
X, here is my thank you letter. Feel free to tweak if I've made any silly mistakes. Thanks!
Y and Z,
Thank you for taking the time to interview me for the web app developer position. After having spoken with you both, I'm excited to say that this position seems to be an absolutely perfect fit for my development skills and interests. The culture at Company seems great as well. I hope I get the chance to work as part of the Company IT team, and look forward to the opportunity to learn from folks who have been-there-done-that. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
fmitawaps wrote: »
In my experience, some recruiters are good, but most are average or poor. They all care about one thing - getting THEIR portion of your hourly rate. The amount they charge the company per hour above the money you actually get. At one recent assignment, I discovered the company was paying the agency $40 an hour for me, but I was only getting $22.
I apply to some companies directly, and use recruiters for others. It can be an endless loop. You're working a temp assignment, it ends, and you need a paycheck fast, so you apply for some jobs and go to temp agencies for others. Then the agency finds you a job, you go to work at it, then it ends.... and the loop starts all over again.
I've gotten good jobs from Robert Half, TekSystems, etc, and bad ones too.
My favorite one was a TekSystems job where I was supposed to make $17 an hour for desktop support. I don't know what went wrong, but my paychecks were coming in at a bit over $25 an hour. I kept my mouth shut and got that nice money for a bit over 2 months, the length of the assignment! I guess someone forgot to take their cut of my money!
And when a recruiter asks me what my last salary was, I LIE. I always tell them $3 to $6 above what I really made.
thomas_ wrote: »
My favorite email from a recruiter to date:
Things I like the most about this email:
-Job board: there is only one place with my email listed on my resume. You might as well just dtate the name, but it was probably a copy/paste automated email anyways.
-resume in word format: probably so he can falsify certain sections of it and plaster his company's logo all over it
-current address: ummm, no way I'm giving you that
-offers in pipeline: not telling you that either.
kohr-ah wrote: »
I am very grateful for the closer work to home as it has been great seeing my kids but I almost wanted to ask my old company if I could have my job back but I refuse to go backwards and now am stuck here at least a year to not hurt my resume. I actually called the recruiter and chewed him out over it.
cyberguypr wrote: »
Recruiter lingo translation:
- "based on your impressive resume" = my super vague keyword is somewhere in your profile
- "fast paced environment" = you'll be overworked and treated like a slave
- "salary commensurate with experience" = we'll low ball you
- "salary depends on experience” = we'll still low ball you
- "our sourcing team passed me your name" = I know how to search LinkedIn
- "unique opportunity blending X, Y, and Z" = you'll be doing the job of 3 employees for a single salary
- "this is an entry level job" = tons of skill required but pays peanuts
- "we'll let you know either way by X date" = HAHA, got you!
cyberguypr wrote: »
I'm not saying ALL recruiters are useless. I'm saying the VAST majority is. If we run a poll or a scientific study we'll find your case being the exception rather than the norm.
anhtran35 wrote: »
Insight Global has some of the hottest chicks in VA/DC area. They hire those girls on purpose! LOL! They absolute don't get anything done. I have had jobs with TekSystems and KForce. All were temp to hire. A few of the companies will call you for job opportunities and during the interview they are attempting to gather information on previous companies and contacts you work for to get sells. BEWARE OF CALLS from companies asking ARE YOU TALKING TO OTHER COMPANIES OR APPLIED FOR OTHER POSITIONS. I usually make up stuff to mess with them. Give them fictitious names and phone numbers then block their number and email. AFLAC and METLIFE are other companies that will call and vaguely state we are very impress with your resume and the VP would like to meet you ASAP. Would tomorrow be a good time?