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Post subject: I have a perfect opportunity, now email your resume in Word Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:33 am


Joined: Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:39 pm

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Every few months I get a flurry of these phone calls. Another round started this week.

They call up and say "I have a perfect opportunity for you, can you send your resume to me in MS word format?".

I ask "why do you need me to email my resume to you? You already have my resume, otherwise you would not have called this unlisted number."

Usually the person calling has quite a few technical questions, but they themselves do not know AC from DC. They ask questions like "have you ever used schematic capture?" "yes, I use orcad" "but have you ever used schematic capture software?" is their reply.

1) How fast should I hang up on these people?

2) Why do they come in groups? I won't get calls like this for months and then I get 4 to 10 per week for a couple of weeks.

3) Why do they 'insist' on my resume by email in msword format?


Kirt Blattenberger

Post subject: Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:58 pm

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Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:02 pm

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Greetings wb9jtk:

I have been experiencing an increase in annoying headhunter (redundant) contacts lately, too. I always write back or tell them on the phone to remove me from their spam list. I also ask where they got my resume, and most won't tell me, they just say they received it from a colleague. I have no respect for headhunters for many reasons.

About a week ago, I asked a headhunter to send me a copy of my resume that she had. It obviously came off the RF Cafe website, and right there in bold letters was my message, "I am NOT looking for a new job. Please DO NOT contact me."

Did I mention that I can't stand headhunters?


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Post subject: Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:10 pm


Joined: Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:28 pm

Posts: 4

Location: MA, USA

While many of you feel irritated at these calls there are a bunch of persons looking for an opportunity to work. They will be happy to receive calls from some of these head hunters.

Usually in the field of RF design and the high end PCB designs such scenario should not arise. But there do exist a minority who would still be looking for a job.



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