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Tuesday January 27, 2004
09:35 AM

Stupid Recruiters

[ #17038 ]

Some recruiters are really aggravating. Yesterday I applied for a contract job thru a site that makes you enter a text resume (don't even get me started on that disaster), then apply for jobs by clicking a link. In other words, I don't have any control over what the recipient sees.

Yesterday I got a note from one:

Your resume wasn't attached. Please send it in MS Word format.

I could see the generated email at the bottom of her note. It contained my text resume....

In this day and age, with a new worm/virus spreading thru MS Word documents every day, I can't believe someone is saying, "Hello, random stranger, please send me email with the most common vector attached, so I can click on it." I replied saying I don't send MS Word attachments thru email and sent a PDF instead.

Yes, I do want this gig, and it's so annoying to have know-nothings guarding the gates.

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  • RTF (Score:5, Informative)

    by gav (2710) on 2004.01.27 9:53 (#27783) Homepage Journal
    RTF is perfect for sending things via email. The files are small, can't contain viruses, and you can even rename them to ".doc" so as not to confuse MS-Word users.
  • Is there such a thing as a "Good Recruiter"?

    Good luck with the job, even if you have to wade through a mire of incompetance to get there.

    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."