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Discussion on: WTF is wrong with recruiters?

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Davidson Sousa

There are few I know who actually keep a good set of information about me and use that to make me feel as the most important person in the universe. It's a good feeling, I can't deny. They ask how I am, how it was on company X and why I moved to Y. Then talking about how working for Z would suits me because they have what I like (and tell me what I told them months or years ago). Some of them even gave me advice on how to write a good CV by pointing mistakes I had eventually made. They all started in the cold, but were able to build this relationship with me from day one by just treating me as a human being.
But the rule is, unfortunately, what you wrote. Most of them don't have any clue of - guess what - how to treat people like people. They learn about maximize results so... We get what we get.
There is a long way to go. All we can do for now is to refuse to talk to such people.

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Davide de Paolis Author

yes, that's why I said in the past years it was not so bad. there were a few, keeping in touch regularly, normally twice a year for a quick update. it was very human and definetely worth the time spent.
now they became like used-cars dealers. fake politeness and fake interest in you just, as you said, trying to maximize their results.
they might be spamming 100 people a day - which are left with a bad taste in their mouth about every recruiter out there - but they end up with at least a couple of preys :-)

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Davidson Sousa

"used-cars dealers" - hahahaha I never thought about that, but I'm gonna use it from now on! 😁