Re: Recruiting dilemma

Subject: Re: Recruiting dilemma
From: john -dot- x -dot- posada -at- us -dot- hsbc -dot- com
To: salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:35:18 -0500

> I sent to the recruiter on Sunday afternoon. I then phoned her yesterday
morning

You sent it on a Sunday, contacted her Monday morning, and you're wondering
why she wasn't on it?

Really?

Sounds like you have made a determination of her skills, professionalism,
career, life goals, and fingernails with almost no solid data. Hope she
doesn't do the same about you.

John Posada





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Having been with my present employer 4-1/2 years, I'm a senior techwriter
who received an unsolicited email from a young recruiter last Friday. The
salutation read, *"Hi there..."*. Having been jerked around by too many of
these types over the course of my career, I was initially put off by this
impersonal/unprofessional approach but decided to reply. It turns out that
the job *is* of interest for these reasons: salary, location and security.
I can guess that the health insurance coverage is better, too. The employer
is a major player in this state.

Over the weekend I invested several hours customizing my resume and
drafting a purposeful (T-form) cover letter. Along with a third doc
representing professional endorsements that relate to the open position,
these I sent to the recruiter on Sunday afternoon. I then phoned her
yesterday morning and, when inquiring about receipt confirmation, was told,
"Oh.... I have a ton of emails and haven't gotten to yours yet." I also had
to remind her who I was and the position for which she had initially
solicited *me* (no big deal here, although I could just envision her being
more concerned about the length of her nails than about my inquiry.) In
viewing her LinkedIn profile, it's clear that this gal is very young; I'm
guessing that her recruiting career aspirations don't command her attention
weekdays.

This morning I went to the website of the hiring party and saw that the
position is advertised there, along with a method to apply directly. I'm
really tempted to try an end-run here, as I've not heard boo from the
recruiter.

Your thoughts?

> Chris
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