Re: Recruiters without clues

Subject: Re: Recruiters without clues
From: "Martin Bosworth" <martinhbosworth -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2006 12:54:41 -0500

On 3/9/06, Michele Davis <michele -at- krautgrrl -dot- com> wrote:
> The phone? When I see a recruitment firm on caller id I never answer. I
> feel put on the spot. The phone is a luxury as my 88 year old grandma
> would say, not a necessity. It doesn't give you time to think or plan.
> And rarely do recruiters, in my experience, ask if this is a good time,
> they just jump right in to their agenda and diatribe.

I've been pretty happy with using Monster's Premium program (It got me
my current job, after all), but the near-constant calls from
recruiters wanting you to be a living Swiss Army Knife ("We need
software compliance experience, SOX documentation experience, full
lifecycle development experience, and knowing how to cook fettucini
alfredo!") can be a drag.

Still, I'd rather have recruiters calling me too much than not often enough. ;)

My question is this: Why do hiring managers have such vague
requirements when they need jobs filled? I've seen so many nonsensical
job descriptions out there that I wonder if the purpose is to drive
people *away* from applying.


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