How to cement your reputation as a dorkola recruiter

Here we go… another horrible example of the type of cold call/emails some recruiters are sending.

I’ve never heard of the recruiter that sent this - who according to their LI profile, has been an agency recruiter since 2008 and has a whopping 36 connections. I don’t recall having any prior interactions with their agency and don’t know how they have my email address. What I do know is this a one of the lamest messages I’ve seen in quite a while.


The email subject line was also all in CAPS immediately followed by this content. (No modifications were made by me except removing the hiring company’s name and recruiter and agency name).


1.    Former COMPANY NAME contractor must wait 6 months from the end of assignment to reapply.

2.    Former COMPANY NAME direct hires must wait 12 months from the end of employment to reapply.


 If interested, and would like to apply for this job, please reply back with a resume.

  1. If you are a former COMPANY NAME contractor or former employee, how long has it been since you work with them?
  2. If human resources is not your current endeavor, send your resume anyway and we will find you something more fitting.
  1. If not interested, simply disregard.

Company Name / HR Consultant / City, CA / $19-hr / 12+ months / job code


US Person Required:    *** US Citizen or US Permanent Resident ***

 Job Description:

Ideal candidates will have experience in the HR arena, have previously reviewed and screened resumes (for qualifications in any discipline) have provided support to Recruitment efforts. Softskills are key: Attention to detail, good communicators, helpful can-do attitude. Experience using the Taleo system helpful, not required. ***with all requisite skillset and 5+ yrs experience.

 Job Requirements:

This position is in support of the HR (Talent Acquisitions) group. Will be the initial screeners of Resumes culled from the Taleo Candidate management system.


Recruiter Name  | Agency Name  | World Headquarters



Based on this (if this recruiter/agency is even authorized to represent them) this hiring company and the third party agency should be embarrassed. Not just about this terribly impersonal, unappealing and poorly written communication, but why are they calling what sounds like a “resume screener” an “HR consultant” and what type of “qualifications” do they expect to attract for $19/hr?

If you know anyone that does this, please tell them to stop. 

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Comment by Amy Ala Miller on August 6, 2013 at 8:53pm

You had me at "Taleo"

lol honestly KB this is BAD.... do you think people actually respond to messages like these? They must, or surely the offenders would eventually give up, wouldn't they?

Comment by Noel Cocca on August 6, 2013 at 9:00pm

That is some pro grade suckage Kelly.  Sad thing is know (dont work with) a couple of guys that make this email look purty.  


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