7 Oct 2001 demoncrat   » (Journeyer)

Headhunter follies

A headhunter emailed me about a job opening, which was nice, as I'm looking for work, except that the description looked familiar. Sure enough, poking around a local company's website turned up the exact same job ad which I'd seen already, so I replied with a one-liner saying thanks but I'd go straight to the company, and figured that was the end of it.

They replied:

I have been contracted by Company to recruit for this position. I respect that you are intelligent enough to determine the client, I would also hope that you would respect the way we have chosen to work. If you are interested in the position, Please send me an MSWord version of you resume so that I may determine the fit per my clients request.

(In their original email they said they'd seen my resume already on hotjobs.com (which I hadn't posted it to, at least not directly).) I wonder, is all this silliness old hat to other jobseekers?

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