[THIN] Re: OT: Recruiters, what's up with them lately?

  • From: "Christopher Checca" <chris@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 10:12:58 -0600

My personal favorite:


Recruiter: " We only take resumes from people with 10 years experience on
Windows 2000 server "


Me: " uuuuuu . it's 1999, it's hasn't been around for 10 years "


Recruiter: " our client only hires people with 10 years experience on their
current platform "


Me: " ok . they have been on Windows 2000 for 10 years? "  .  I then hung




Christopher Checca

Packard Transport, Inc.

IT Department

24021 South Municipal Dr

PO Box 380

Channahon, IL.  60410

815 467 9260

815 467 6939 Fax




-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Arthur Reyes
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 9:35 AM
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Subject: [THIN] OT: Recruiters, what's up with them lately?


I haven't been a consultant for as long as some of you, maybe 7 years or so,
but it seems to me that the quality of solicitations from recruiters has
progressively gotten worse in the last couple of years or so.  I've gotten
job req's from free email accounts (yahoo, msn, hotmail), and the grammar
and language has gotten progressively worse as well.  Granted, it's common
and accepted for the initial call to be fielded by a recruiter or intern who
isn't knowledgeable about every IT job out there, but come on!  The
following solicitation seemed so absurd to me that I've been saving it as an
example of the worse recruitment attempt out there.  It seriously gave me a
giggle.  I'd love to see some more examples out there, I need a good laugh.

> -----Original Message-----

> From: <. . .>

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> Subject: meta Systems Admintrator



> Hi,

> Pl send me ur resume in word format with ur phone numbers if your

> interested

> for the below mentioned req.......

> Here the req goes......


> Req: meta Systems Admintrator

> Duration: 3 Months

> Location: Sunnyvale, CA.

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