I see people like this so rarely anymore that I tend to forget they exist. It used to be fun to ‘punish’ them for their stupidity but now I realize their attitude does that for them. I sent him this response to see whether he’ll choose ‘angry’ or ‘Oh, I see what you mean’. They usually run about 50/50.
Dave,Â I appreciate your interest in me, however Iâ€™ve been in this business in Atlanta for over 30 years and as a result I have developed an extensive network.Â My last 5 jobs were obtained through contacts I have in the industry.Â If I were to make a job change in the future, I feel certain it would also be via my network.Â I believe it to be much stronger than any search firm.Â Again, thanks for your interest and I donâ€™t mean to be rude, but I really have no interest in completing your questionnaire.Â Best of luck to you!Â
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Â David:Â I explain to every candidate I speak with that, indeed, their own network is always stronger than what we do. You have an approximateÂ 83% likelihood of finding your next position through your own network at any given time. Thereâ€™s roughly a 13% chance youâ€™ll ever get a position through a headhunter.Â That said, that chance reduces to 0 when you do not even investigate the opportunity. At least you can know that your prediction will come true this way. Â Why do you invite â€œjob inquiriesâ€ in your LinkedIn settings? Do you deem mine invalid because a company has retained our firm to identify top talent? How ,exactly, do you build your network? Â No hard feelings here. If you decide you want to find out about this let me know. I donâ€™t particularly need the document filled out. It seemed like it might be easier for you than a call.Â Sincerely, Dave.