All the job posts in my LinkedIn stream (via BullhornReach, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc) have an “Oooo, oooo, pick me, pick me, pick me PLEASE!!!” feel to them.
Boring, generic titles that are backed up with equally boring, generic job descriptions do little to pique the curiosity of game changers: “Oh, a job responsibility of a software developer is to code? I didn’t know that…” With these approaches you’re trying to sell the job based upon salary to anyone with a pulse rather than matching the needs of the role, the group, the company with the career needs of a person.
This approach isn’t recruiting…
Received this gem in the mail this evening:
We wanted to contact you at the careers site, but unfortunately didn’t receive answer from you. Our company has 3 vacancies at the present for parttime job, every of which guaranties you a good profits. If you are still jobless or have some free hours a day to earn, let me know your Phone number, Contact details and the most comfortable time to speak to you. Our HR-team representative will reply to you with detailed information within 48 hours.
You’re in no doubt to be interested in any of the offers!
Please send a copy of your CV or a laconic resume at: firstname.lastname@example.org please note, that we use free mail service to be sure of the delivery of your request.
Please do not respond to this automated mailer but send your CV straightly to our specialist at e-mail shown, stay in touch until you are satisfied with your current employment status. Please make sure you check your bulk folder.
Have a good day!
HR Team, A&S Int
Lawdy, Lawdy – will these phishing douchebags never cease in their attempts to con people into believing this drivel is real?
First these idiots try and sell me ED meds now jobs. Next thing you know they’ll have people convinced they can become millionaires by helping bankers in Nigeria dispense with funds left behind when members of some royal family die.
No wait – they already do this. Caveat emptor…