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  • A good problem to have, but still…

    Recruiters really, really want to contact you even if you ask them not to. In an effort to curtail the amount of contacts I get from recruiters, I made this addition to my LinkedIn profile: So now, here’s how one recruiter solves this problem. With unemployment out in the world, complaining about this probably seems…

  • My Name Is Elderberry! How Do You Do?

    In March I wrote about a recruiter calling me “Laurel”: Today’s bad automated email starts like this: Hello Elderberry The following position is open with one of our largest billion dollar clients. Please review the requirement below with our direct client.If you are interested, please send an updated resume in a word document format and…

  • Adventures on the Work Phone Number

    Setting: MY WORK PHONE RINGS. Background: PEOPLE HERE COME TO MY DESK, USE IM, OR USE EMAIL. RECRUITERS ON THE OTHER HAND FIND MY RESUME, USE THE CORPORATE DIRECTORY TO TRACK ME DOWN, AND CALL. I HATE THIS, BUT WHAT CAN I DO, NOT ANSWER MY PHONE?) Recruiter: “Hi Joe, I’m [redacted] from [redacted] we…

  • Recruiter Etiquette, Or Lack Thereof

    Recruiters who track me down to office phone at my dayjob = INSTANTLY BLACKLISTED FOREVER. Don’t abuse company directories. The fact that that number does not appear anywhere on any resume I’ve ever posted, anywhere on the web, for the ten years I’ve been posting resumes to the web and to online job search services,…

  • Recruiter Fail

    Todays’ Email: Dear Laurel,Just wanted to ping you on a few great companies in the LA area looking for PHP talent. Let me describe the positions briefly, and I’ll include links to more detailed information on my website. If you’re interested, you can email your most current resume to [REDACTED] and we’ll see if we…

  • Bad Recruiter Email of the Day: Posted in the Google

    HI, Good Evening. I found your profile which you have posted in the Google. I got very good job offer for you. I am sending you the details. If you are interested to take this opportunity, kindly send your updated resume with contact details and two references so that I can submit you and put…

  • Dice Accelerates Recruiter Roll Call

    Another 15! In under a day since the last one, I have 15 more for the roll call. Dice sent me a note that “isn’t it time for you to update your Dice resume?” I did, and I now have 15 in a day, vs. 50 in a month. If you’re in technology and looking…

  • Recruiter Name Roll Call Addendum

    Incredibly, since the last one, yesterday we have another 10. I love the names. Zahra Nitin Ryan Vidhya Kat Julie Tanvik Kevin Ekta Monica