Recruiters without clues

Subject: Recruiters without clues
From: arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2006 11:45:39 -0500

Be forewarned: I'm going to rant. But, to make this relevant, I'd like to informally poll you all to find out how often recruiters make this kind of error:

"I have just viewed your resume on Monster and I have a position for a data entry clerk in [location]."

Well the recruiter may have 'viewed' my resume, but obviously didn't READ a bit of it. The title is "Technical Writer/Editor" and there is only one line which deals with data entry--from a job ten years ago.

I politely replied to the recruiter indicating that there is a difference between a 'skilled job' and a 'professional job' and that Data Entry Clerk was the former while Technical Writer/Editor is the latter.

Would you have responded to the recruiter? If so, how? Moreover, am I over-reacting?

Thanks for your input!


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