[Clug-work] [Fwd: linux enquiry]

Izak Burger isburger at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 22:42:09 SAST 2009

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 6:58 PM, Dirko van
Schalkwyk<dirko.van.schalkwyk at gmail.com> wrote:
> A word of advice: When you give your personal contact details, be sure to
> know that
> some recruiters (guess who) will bug you every 6 months with offers, even
> though
> you have asked them to remove you from their "database" (4 times!) and even
> though
> they know you are happily employed (and no thanks to them at all).

I've never been fond of  recruiters. A long time ago my wife was
looking for a job. We gave her CV to one of these recruiters who
wanted an interview with her. (This was our first encounter with a
recruiter) Because we had only one vehicle at the time, I drove her to
the interview. The recruiter then proceeded to get my details from me,
and I figured, why not, I'm not really looking for a job, but I'm
getting a little irritated with the red tape at my present employer,
maybe they can find us both a job.

Next thing my wife and I are being booked for all the same interviews,
sometimes back to back. In the end I am offered a job I don't really
need, and she finds no job at all.

After that my only experience with recruiters have been the time
wasting/no idea what they are dealing with type. With the exception of
quiglies (who actually found something decent), they have all been
spectacularly incapable of finding a proper job. I put it down to
their being a fundamental disconnect between companies who like open
source and companies who like recruiters.

Anyway, that be my 2c about recruiters.

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