Monday, February 1, 2010

An open letter to the "Hit &Run Recruiter"

Late last week, I was contacted at 11:55AM via email about an open position. I am well-qualified for the position and responded by email AND by phone at 12:01PM (so, about 6 minutes had elapsed...) I got no response. I called 4 more times that day and left messages plus sent another email. To date, I have heard.... NOTHING.

Thus, I decided that Mr. Hit & Run Recruiter is not serious about me and I have nothing to lose. As such, I have faxed the following...

Dear Mr. Hit & Run Recruiter,

You had contacted me on Friday, Jan. 29th, 2010 about an Administrative Assistant position in Glitterville, USA.

Since then I have made numerous unsuccessful attempts to contact you. If the position has been filled, that's fine, but it would have been courteous for you to have sent me an email to let me know it had been filled. Heck, you can even set up a "form email" for these situations and then it takes all of 2 seconds to hit "send". I've done hiring and I know it's tough to respond to every applicant, but in any position I've held that I was a part of the hiring process, applicants were never left wondering the status of their application.

Thank you for your time and consideration.



P.S. - The next step is to track you down, come to your house and boil a bunny on your stove. Please save the bunny, he's awfully cute and you really don't want his blood on your hands, do you? (Actually, since you're pretty obviously a sadistic idiot, maybe you're into bloody bunnies... I mean, what kind of person contacts someone about a great job and then never responds to this person's desperate attempts to secure an interview for said job? It's obvious to me it's just the sort of person who would whip out a big bottle o' ketchup upon finding boiled bunny upon his stove...)

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