RE: Recruiters without clues

Subject: RE: Recruiters without clues
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2006 13:12:31 -0500

Recruiters' letters are the end result of a merge operation between a list
of possible candidates' addresses, gathered from some source, and a letter
prepared by the sales team of the organization. They have no resemblance to

Bonnie Granat

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> Subject: Recruiters without clues
> 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?


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