My buddy just called me up to complain about a recruiter who called him today about a job opportunity.
Apparently the recruiter had picked up his name on Monster and had called him to Inquire about his job search. He told the recruiter that while he was content to be where he was he was also open to new possibilities. The recruiter then proceeded to berate my friend about having his resume on Monster and not really looking for a job and wasting her time.
This is an example of horrific recruiting and the recruiters who do this give the whole industry a black eye. My buddy is the kind of candidate that you want to nurture and lure out of his happy seat. Not only will he never work with this recruiter again, but he will probably avoid the agency altogether.
The recruiter who asks a candidate why the candidate is wasting her time needs to seriously assess her career in the recruiting industry and consider something perhaps less stressful and people oriented.
If you do not hold the best interest of your client and candidate as the guiding principle of your recruiting strategy, you are doing everyone, including yourself, a disservice.