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Recruiters never calling back

Posted: September 8th, 2010, 8:39 pm
by DevonFangs
The situation is the following: I am contacted by a recruiter who says she's viewed my cv on eFC, she asks me few questions about my current situation because she has some opportunities that might be of interest, I say that I definitely would like to know something more and she proposes to send me an email with the specs about the jobs.Then the mail never arrives.This weird phenomenon has happened several times, and I'm trying to figure out the causes. My english is not so awful to scare away them.Hypoteses?

Recruiters never calling back

Posted: September 9th, 2010, 2:44 am
by ArthurDent
huxley?

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Posted: September 9th, 2010, 3:58 am
by KackToodles
you're just not qualified.

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Posted: September 9th, 2010, 5:36 am
by DevonFangs
QuoteOriginally posted by: KackToodlesyou're just not qualified. You are disappointing, as usual.If they call me after viewing my cv, and then they just ask me (i) if I am still looking for a position and (ii) what my notice period is, why should they suddenly decide that I am "not qualified"?@AD: This is not Huxley.

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Posted: September 9th, 2010, 12:29 pm
by quantmeh
your English is broken

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Posted: September 9th, 2010, 12:30 pm
by daveangel
QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsQuoteOriginally posted by: KackToodlesyou're just not qualified. You are disappointing, as usual.If they call me after viewing my cv, and then they just ask me (i) if I am still looking for a position and (ii) what my notice period is, why should they suddenly decide that I am "not qualified"?@AD: This is not Huxley.this means nothing - they are just building their research database.

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Posted: September 9th, 2010, 12:49 pm
by mynetself
DevonFangs -> If they call you first, then you have a great excuse to call them back after, say, 2 weeks. Especially if they say they have interesting opportunities. Just call and politely ask why didn't you hear from them when they promised they would email you.

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Posted: September 9th, 2010, 12:52 pm
by phil451
As daveangel says 'This means nothing'. Recruiters call potential candidates all the time just to get a feel of how serious the candidate is. She may have said she a couple of roles just to get you interested or the roles may have gone after she called you.Recruiters will ONLY call you when they have good news. I repeat that they ONLY call you when they have good news. This is because they only earn money when they place someone in a role or only have the potential to earn money when they have the right candidate for the right role.Don't take it personally, just keep plugging away and if you have the right qualifications then you will succeed. Rather than getting upset because your ego has been dented put the energy into looking for another role

Recruiters never calling back

Posted: September 10th, 2010, 5:49 am
by DevonFangs
Thank you all for your interesting replies, the "this means nothing" motto is now my favourite.@quantmeh: IM very HO, it sounds a bit strange that this is just a matter of macaroni accent. As far as the phone conversation is fluent, IF they really think I could be a good match (which is what they duly say at the end of the call) then I don't see the point.

Recruiters never calling back

Posted: September 10th, 2010, 6:26 am
by daveangel
QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsThank you all for your interesting replies, the "this means nothing" motto is now my favourite.@quantmeh: IM very HO, it sounds a bit strange that this is just a matter of macaroni accent. As far as the phone conversation is fluent, IF they really think I could be a good match (which is what they duly say at the end of the call) then I don't see the point.perhaps you should just hide your CV so you dont get calls

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Posted: September 10th, 2010, 7:06 am
by DevonFangs
QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelperhaps you should just hide your CV so you dont get callsWell, but I like keeping my options open

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Posted: September 10th, 2010, 7:11 am
by daveangel
QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsQuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelperhaps you should just hide your CV so you dont get callsWell, but I like keeping my options openas you know options are not free

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Posted: September 10th, 2010, 7:52 am
by DevonFangs
QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelQuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsQuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelperhaps you should just hide your CV so you dont get callsWell, but I like keeping my options openas you know options are not free wise man

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Posted: September 10th, 2010, 8:00 pm
by KackToodles
QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsIf they call me after viewing my cv, and then they just ask me (i) if I am still looking for a position and (ii) what my notice period is, why should they suddenly decide that I am "not qualified"? Because here's the way it works. Ready?1) Headhunter gets paid for bringing heads to the firm.2) So headhunter tries to find as many heads with good-looking resumes as possible.3) Headhunter calls the head to "screen" him.4) After screening, the HH pushes your resume to the firm managers and ask them if she should schedule an interview for you.5) The managers, who are more selective than the HH since they know what they really want, look at your resume and says no.6) The HH never calls you back.In summary, you are stuck at step 5 because the managers don't like your resume.

Recruiters never calling back

Posted: September 11th, 2010, 11:03 am
by ArthurDent
QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangs @AD: This is not Huxley.Then I know who this is. This stupid woman used to call me at 3am, from the UK.QuoteOriginally posted by: KackToodlesQuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsIf they call me after viewing my cv, and then they just ask me (i) if I am still looking for a position and (ii) what my notice period is, why should they suddenly decide that I am "not qualified"? Because here's the way it works. Ready?1) Headhunter gets paid for bringing heads to the firm.2) So headhunter tries to find as many heads with good-looking resumes as possible.3) Headhunter calls the head to "screen" him.4) After screening, the HH pushes your resume to the firm managers and ask them if she should schedule an interview for you.5) The managers, who are more selective than the HH since they know what they really want, look at your resume and says no.6) The HH never calls you back.In summary, you are stuck at step 5 because the managers don't like your resume. Almost right. Change Step 5 to -> Manager gets a few hundred resumes from carpet-bombing HHs and throws them all into the trash pile.