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Yet Another Call from a Recruiter... - RF Cafe Forums

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Kirt Blattenberger
 Post subject: Yet Another Call from a Recruiter...
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:12 am 
 
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Greetings:

 

Recently, I have been getting a lot of contacts by recruiters who ignore my statement that says only companies actually hiring engineers, managers and technicians are welcome to publicize their available positions. They all claim to be the exception to the general recruiter reputation stigma and attempt to convince me that they should be allowed to post. Of course, the fact that they contact me after I give a clear reason for why not to contact me is an indication of the nature of the beast.

 

https://www.rfcafe.com/rfcafejobs/rfcafejobs.htm

 

The analogy would be a salesman who sees a "No Solicitors" sign on the door, and then walks in to explain to the proprietor why he (or she) is a different kind of solicitor than the one implied on the sign.

 

Just this morning, a recruiter sent me an e-mail requesting such an exception. I wrote back reiterating my clear comments on the website. She then proceeded to call me to help me understand how wrong I was. This phone call went on for probably 15 minutes, and she would not give up. I finally told her she was just wasting my time, so she came up with the playground retort of, "well you're just wasting my time." Who called whom after being told not to bother?

 

That is all the evidence I need to confirm my reason for not inviting recruiters onto RF Cafe. They treat engineers, managers, and technicians the same way. :roll:

 

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Cube Slave
 Post subject: Re: Yet Another Call from a Recruiter...
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:33 am 
 
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To paraphrase Yosemite Sam, "I hates headhunters." 

Won't be long before there's a headhunter czar and they'll nationalize recruiting.


 
   
 
nnjskier
 Post subject: Re: Yet Another Call from a Recruiter...
Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:39 am 
 
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Recruiters have the same reputations as lawyers. There are some good ones out there, but most of them give the good ones a bad name. Actually, lawyers are worse. What is the saying? Engineers produce and lawyers take away!

 
   
 
Kirt Blattenberger
 
 Post subject: Re: Yet Another Call from a Recruiter...
Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:43 pm 
 
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nnjskier wrote:
Recruiters have the same reputations as lawyers. There are some good ones out there, but most of them give the good ones a bad name. Actually, lawyers are worse. What is the saying? Engineers produce and lawyers take away!

Agreed. I personally know one very reputable recruiter. He despises the toadies out there that tarnish the few good guys. Unfortunately, it is safer to assume from the start that headhunters are going to exploit you by sharing personal information and not vetting potential employers sufficiently. I know this kind of generalization torques off recruiters, but my allegiance is to engineers, technicians, and hiring managers who visit RF Cafe. I personally would prefer to see companies do all their own hiring.

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