I have been reading (with great amusement) Kernel writer, Mic Wright’s, recent three-part expose on the nefarious world of tech recruiting. Go here it’s *hilare*.
My own experiences of this (again with great amusement) have been from watching increasingly exasperated colleagues field unsolicited calls from opportunistic and inexperienced recruiters who don’t have a clue (they lack authority) or credentials (no trust).
They typically go something like this:
Recruiter: Hi, can I speak to whoever handles [*insert phony, half-baked non-recruitment request here*], please?
Colleague 1: Is this regarding recruitment?
Recruiter: Er, nope
Colleague 1: Promise?
Colleague 1: Okay. *transfers call to Colleague 2*
Colleague 2: Hi…yeah…oh…you’re a recruiter, I’m sorry – we only work with preferred recruitment agencies…yeah, no…okay…no thanks. Bye.
[Puts phone down phone]
Colleague 2: F**king recruiters.
This is only one of many variations where recruiters try and get their foot through the hallowed gates of Idio’s HR procurement chain. Those that do have churned out some great candidates, but more often than not don’t.