Re: Recruiters without clues

Subject: Re: Recruiters without clues
From: Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 11:23:31 -0500

Sean Hower wrote:

This doesn't bother me as much as when a recruiter doesn't understand why I can't commute from Sacramento to San Diego. I mean, can it be that difficult to look at a map?

But hey, at least they're calling!

I once worked on a large proposal where the main members of the team worked out of an office in San Diego, CA, two of us were out of a log cabin (literally) in Fairbanks, AK and another member was based out of Las Vegas, NV. The Fairbanks company still operates out of log cabin and had contracts all over North America. It is possible to perform a contract without physically being in the same town, or state. The biggest obstacle is convincing the contracting organization that it can be done. I also know an individual who works out of his home office in Alamagordo, NM for a company in Burlington, VT. They keep in contact via email, instant messaging and video conferencing. He does web development and builds databases which requires a good computer and broadband. The same situation probably wouldn't work if he was a hardware engineer. Of course, all bets are off if the offer is for a permanent position which requires you to be onsite for normal 40 hours work weeks. The key is in the job description and requirements. If the recruiter says they're looking for a hardware engineer in San Francisco and you're a Technical Writer in Boston, then you either reprimand him/her for wasting your time, or, if you're really looking for something different, ask him/her if they have anything in your area. If the initial offer comes via email and you can see it doesn't fit you....become one with the DELETE can be your friend.....

The fact that you're getting calls can only be a good thing.


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