Thank you for the consideration you have given me. I can only imagine the amount of effort you have put into saving yourself for someone special in my field. I know there are many recruiters who have come along giving you more than a few reasons to not trust any of us. So again - thank you for seeing something in my and giving me the opportunity to be your "first" recruiter.
Unfortunately I can not accept that responsibility. Over the years I have had chances to be that "special one" for several other firms who had also been "holding out" for a recruiter who is knowledgeable, understanding, professional, trustworth and honorable.
Each and every time - though my heart has urged me to pass - I have accepted the opening it has never turned out good for me.
While it is refreshing to think my approach and presentation have made you consider using my services I only have to look back at the recent past to be refreshed with a few facts:
Most likely the powers that be with your company see my fees as "entirely too much for just sending a resume". Or it may just be that once I've spent considerable effort to identify a great fit - someone in your HR department will miraculously uncover that very candidate in "the database" and thusly exlude me from being considered. It could even go so far as to have my candidate and me believing an offer is forthcoming - to then be followed with nothing but silence for days upon days - until we learn that "an internal candidate was promoted" or you've "found someone on your own".......
Either way I must say thanks, but no thanks. I simply am not interested in being your first.