Married,moved,and getting it together.

Guidelines for Recruiters

  1. If, on my resume, I indicate where I live, and that I am not interested in relocating; please do not suggest that I work in New York, Minnesota, Arizona, Florida, Nevada, or any other state where I don’t live.
  2. If your accent is so thick that I cannot understand you, I have no way to return your call.
  3. California is a pretty big place, you might want  to check to see how close the job is to me. Google Maps is free to use. (see #1)
  4. Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Sacramento would not be reasonable commuting distances for me, as I do not have a jet aircraft.
  5. It’s “Mac” not “MAC.”
  6. It’s not  “Pearl”, it’s “Perl.”
  7.  Java is not JavaScript, though this is a confusing point even for some people who work in my business. I forgive you this one.
  8. If you ask me what my salary requirements are, please don’t be surprised if I’m not excited about the great opportunity that’s thirty-thousand dollars less than what I’ve indicated. Sure, there’s wiggle room about such things — negotiation is an artform — but a 30K difference might be a problem.
  9. If you call me and say you’re going to email me something, please email me the thing you said you’d email me. I have been very slack in the past about this, but I now understand the problem, and am doing my best to rectify it.
  10. In your phone messages, if you say your phone number very fast could you at least repeat it once?

four comments so far...

I got a laugh out of your list. As a recruiter I am always amazed when I get a call back and there is no number and I can barely know who is calling.
Recruiters and Candidates please leave your number slowly and clearly when leaving a message.
It will make a world a far better place.

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