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Dumb recruiter

September 22nd, 2016 at 05:54 pm

Yesterday morning I saw a new job posting, a 3-monthh contract for a writer to do employee communications at a healthcare company. I sent in my resume, and while I was out hiking, the recruiter who posted the job called and left me a message.

I called him back when I returned home from the hike, which was about an hour after he called me. I got his voice mail and left a message; he didn't respond back until after 5 that night, via email, saying sorry, I could only submit 2 candidates for the job and I already found them.

I mean, I called him back just one hour later and it was already too late? Usually a recruiter chooses the top 3 or 4 best candidates for a job; this guy said that 45 people had applied for the job and he was calling all of those who qualified. So instead of getting my resume submitted based on my qualifications, looks like he was submitting resumes based on who could get back to him quickest.

I've never had that happen to me before. I was really annoyed because I had gotten excited about the job, only to be told I was too late. So i told him don't bother contacting me for any more jobs.

5 Responses to “Dumb recruiter”

  1. Laura Says:

    While this isn't exactly the same, it is very similar: my daughter is a model and when there is a casting for a certain demographic, the early bird catches the worm. My daughter has learned to get up and check her email by 7:00 am since her agents seem to work around the clock. Too bad it didn't work out, but I think that's just the way it is. And my daughter is high-fashion and is regularly submitted for lifestyle/commercial.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Lazy recruiter, I would say.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I bet it comes back to bite the recruiter in the tush at some point ... Sorry this happened to you.

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    Actually, FrugalTexan, I noticed the same job posted by a different recruiting company. So I applied for it again. Wouldn't it be sweet if I got the job thru the 2nd recruiter and then I would let the first one know I got the job, his loss.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That would be perfect. Smile

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