I just got this email, apparently designed to make me want to work for Company X, but it had the exact opposite effect.
I am a recruiter with Company X and I sourced your resume from the Internet. Company X currently has several opportunities available. Please visit: http://www.companyx.com/careers.htm and view our current opportunities. (You man [sic] have to copy and paste the link into your browser.) Once you have found a position you are interested in create your profile and apply online.
Upon completion kindly send me an email letting me know which requisition number you applied for so I can follow up with you.
Thanks for your time and interest in Company X.
Where should I begin with this?
- You "sourced" my resume? Is that lame recruiter speak for "I was punching buzzwords into Google when I ran across your resume..."?
- You were impressed enough with my resume (found on my own web site) to send email (with an obvious typo in it, no less), yet you felt it necessary to warn me that cut and paste might be necessary to find your web site? How insulting!
- Your jobs site sucks. I looked. Have you even tried it yourself?
- Why do I have to do all the work? You've read my resume and contacted me. Yet I'm supposed to start from scratch, search your listings, create a profile, and then contact you. Are you kidding? You interrupted my day in an attempt to get me to switch jobs. You've certainly wasted no time trying to put me to work!
- I never expressed an interest in Company X.
Here's a helpful hint to all Big Company recruiters out there. Before you contact someone, try putting yourself in their shoes first. Do your tactics even make sense?
Posted by jzawodn at September 11, 2006 12:23 PM