A Fine Line Between Cold Calling and Full-On Stalking…

Good third-party recruiters bring real value to the table, but a corporate recruiter who is “mad as hell and doesn’t want to take it anymore” doesn’t share that sentiment.

The anonymously signed “Your Corporate Recruiter” sent an email to Fistful of Talent to rant about cold-calling third-party recruiters:

“I was so excited that she called. I don’t think she realized that we have a master list of over 220 firms and actual signed agreements with over 75 of those firms.”

The rant also included this “insight” into our services:

“They are the kind of company that can handle all of our needs. It doesn’t matter where the position is located or what the title is. They can fill it! I knew that this call was different. I knew that this was the call I had been waiting for. My prayers had been answered. Finally, ONE company that can fill all of our openings, no matter what or where it may be.”

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But this part of the rant is annoying at worst, naive at best:

“We have a great disclaimer on our employment page about how to click HERE if you are interested in becoming a vendor. Way too many companies ignore our very tasteful and well crafted disclaimer and contact our hiring managers directly or send unsolicited resumes instead of an inquiry email.”

Elaine Rigoli has nearly 15 years of experience managing content and community for various B2B and consumer websites. Elaine has written thousands of business and technology articles and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and eWeek, among other publications.

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2 Comments on “A Fine Line Between Cold Calling and Full-On Stalking…

  1. Nice! I am just way too busy trying to get my daily sendout ( 😉 ) to say much more than f%^k that guy merely over his ‘master list’ statement. That is MUCH more a reflection on his inability to winnow out people who can do it as opposed to people who suck enough that they’ll jump through the hoops necessary to be on that honored list of 75. I frankly do not know how mant lists we are on but I know the 6 clients that pay us to find people and they know we do what we say…

    I will ALWAYS contact their hiring managers directly…but usually when I have a search for a hiring manager 🙂

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