You Are Wasting a Recruiter’s Time If . . . | No BS Job Search Advice

You Are Wasting a Recruiter's Time If . . .

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy of “You Might Be a Redneck” fame  . . .(Please imagine his voice saying this)

If you apply for a position that requires IT security experience and your only experience with security is at the front door of a nightclub, you are wasting a recruiter’s time.

If you own a laundromat and apply for a position as Director of Human Resources with a $750 million manufacturing company, you are wasting their time.

If you are applying for a position as a Java developer and the word Java does not appear anywhere in your resume, you are wasting a recruiter’s time.

If you are a third-party recruiter who submits a resume against a requirement that clearly says, “NO THIRD PARTIES,” you are wasting a recruiter’s time.

If you live in Pakistan and apply to an ad that says, “No overseas resumes,” you are wasting a recruiter’s time.

If your last job was in 2008 and you provide no explanation for what you have been doing professionally since before Barack Obama became President, you are wasting a recruiter’s time.

If you apply to a Ruby on Rails developer position and your sole qualification is that your first name is Ruby, you are wasting a recruiter’s time.

If you apply to a position where the essential skills are in the headline and do not have experience with any of them, you are wasting a recruiter’s time.

If you work in a warehouse and apply for a developer position and show no evidence that you have even taken a course in what the client is looking for, you are wasting a recruiter’s time.

If you are a third-party recruiter who submits resumes for consultants against position descriptions that clearly state that they are full-time jobs, you are wasting a recruiter’s time.

If you repeatedly misspell the skill you claim to be an expert in, you are wasting a recruiter’s time.

If you submit your resume for an IT Delivery Manager position and work for (brace yourself) a Chinese restaurant doing deliveries, you are wasting a recruiter’s time.

If the job description says, “telecom experience required,” and your experience is only with banks, you are wasting a recruiter’s time. The reverse is also true.

If you submit your resume four times in 10 minutes for the same position, you are wasting a recruiter’s time.

If you think a daily phone call to ask, “so what’s going on,” is an excellent thing to do, you are wasting a recruiter’s time.

If you are a security guard applying for a job as head of IT data security, you are wasting a recruiter’s time.

If your response to “please forward a copy of your resume in Word” is to forward the URL to your LinkedIn profile for which you have only completed a four-line summary, you are wasting a recruiter’s time.

If you have never done anything in the job description but would like to do it, you are wasting a recruiter’s time.

 

There are many more ways job hunters waste a recruiter’s time.

And for those of you who complain about recruiters, I’ve already written that article.

 

© The Big Game Hunter, Inc. Asheville, NC  2014, 2021         

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter
JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2100 episodes.

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