I got a call from a recruiter today. It's been a little while since that happened, but some tech companies are hiring again.
Anyway, she was calling to confirm that I got her e-mail the other day. (I hadn't.) Upon further investigation, we discovered she had spelled my e-mail address incorrectly. So she began to tell me about this position (not that I'm looking for a job). One of the first things she told me was the location: New Jersey.
I stopped her right there and tried to politely inform her that it didn't matter what the job was because the location wasn't appealing at all. No offense if you happen to live in New Jersey, but I don't want to live or work there. It's one of many places I'd rather not work, in fact.
Anyway, she seemed surprised by this. That, of course, surprised me. Do people not normally tell recruiters not to waste their time if they know they're not interested?
If you happen to be in the NJ area and are interested in being a Development Manager at a second tier search company, let me know. I'll gladly put you in touch.
Of course, if you happen to live in California (or would like to) and would prefer to work for a first tier company, let me know too. I'll gladly put you in touch with someone else.
Posted by jzawodn at March 19, 2004 12:50 PM