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John Luke Garofalo

I could not have said it better. You're so right, impersonalized recruiter emails are a perfect parallel. My favorite is when they forget to take out their boilerplate in the response. This is an actual one I received recently as well:

This is Sharmilee from , we are looking to hire entry level software developer, if you’re interested please get back to me with your contact number and mailid.
Thank You.

You're very welcome, Ms. Tye. Thank you for taking the time in writing such a thoughtful and valuable post!

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Lynne Tye Author

Nooooo πŸ™ˆ Why though??

At the end of the day, everyone wants to feel valued, heard, and appreciated. It doesn't matter what it is or who it's with, we all want to feel valued by our romantic partners, friends, family members, interviewers, coworkers, managers, and shoot –– even our pets! Employers and hiring managers are no different!

Anyway, thank you again, John. And know that I appreciate you!! πŸ˜πŸ™Œ

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Vinay Hegde • Edited on

Just found out this incredibly useful post along with Keyvalues, Thank you Lynne :-)

I agree with the impersonalized recruiter emails point John mentioned and believe with the advent of LinkedIn for information and HRM software for recruiters nowadays, researching a candidate to send a fairly customized email should be less exhaustive.

If a person realizes that they've been approached like the only one for a particular role (momentarily ignoring the fact there actually are multiple candidates), it will result in a higher response rate for the recruiters.

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Lynne Tye Author

Thanks Vinay! And you're very right –– we all just want to feel special!