Lessons from a life of startups, coding, countryside, and kids
It’s quite staggering the gulf between a good recruitment agent and a bad one. The bad ones are just after your CV, and your name in their database, so that they can encourage employers. Unfortunately, they’re usually short of both candidates and positions… mostly because they’re a) lazy, b) rude or c) incompetent (in order of likelihood).
Take, for example, the email sent to me by Cruz recruitment:
I am contacting you from CRUZ Recruitment in regard to potential opportunities in the Cork area.Now, doesn’t that sound a bit canned? And, since they got my email of Monster they already have a copy of my CV, my salary expectation and the types & locations of positions I’m looking for. Also, if you go to their website, the only jobs their offering in Co. Cork (my specified location) are 3 accountancy jobs.
Can you please forward your cv for review and a salary expectation?