What's wrong with recruiters?
The typical e-mail or phone call I get these days from recruiters go something like this:
“I have an opportunity I'd like to discuss. Please give me a call at...”
Apparently .NET jobs are difficult to fill here in the Greater Cleveland area, because I get these messages about four or five times a week. While I'm not looking for work until the book is done, I still don't get the “sell” of messages like this.
So last Friday I called a guy on it. I replied and asked him why I would consider his position without the slightest indication of what it is. I was nice about it, but he was offended. His reply was something along the lines of, “Well if that's your attitude.” I continued to play nice and replied, telling him that if people were to take his inquiry seriously, it would be great if he'd explain what it is. I think that's reasonable. I think we've all had calls like that and you end up finding that 90% of them aren't things you're even remotely interested in. Help me avoid wasting time for you and me!