Something slightly different from me today – I REALLY want your input!
As many do, I get spam emails from recruitment agencies constantly. I get cold calls, I get speculative CV’s. It tends to suggest that in cultural/behavioural terms, they’re still way short on getting the basics right – and as such, shouldn’t yet go near Social Media. I’ve recently had one which I believe presents a great case study on precisely this point. I drafted the following, but then I thought I’d crowdsource a response. Should I send them this and give them a chance to respond? Should I change it? Should I just ignore them and hope they wither and die?
As I said when we spoke last week, we have no requirement at present. If we did have a requirement, we would first turn to one of those companies we work with as a consulting partner. Again, as I explained at the time, we’re currently talking to your firm, but that’s as far as the relationship goes.
If we hadn’t had the conversation prior, I would have thought your mail to be spam. As we’d actually spoken in some detail a week ago, I don’t regard it as spam – I regard it as a clear sign that you in no way listened to, or registered, the information I gave you on that call.
If you’re unable to listen to a prospective client when being given information on the first call, I have no choice but to assume you’re also unable to listen or register information when given a recruiting requirement.
Finally, I have previously unsubscribed from speculative mailers from your firm. The arrival of your email with three unwanted CV’s indicates no notice has been taken of my previous written communication either.
Please, explain to me exactly why you think I’d ever want to use you as a recruiter?
I have a load of meetings today – the comments are unmoderated, so feel free to speak out – but with due respect. I’ll review late this afternoon and decide how to respond.