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OK, so before I begin, not all headhunters are lazy fucks.
I have met a few who take a genuine interest in your career and offer advice – as well as guidance – in how you can, and should, move forward.
This involves taking a real interest in what makes you tick … some tough love … and a real desire to match your talents and quirks with an organisation who values the person as much as the job role.
But there’s not many of them.
Sadly, there are far more who are like this …
This is how I responded …
Then – realising their mistake – they tried to make amends, except they showed they completely missed the point …
To which I ended the conversation with this …
Seriously, what the fuck is going on with the recruitment industry.
Yes, I know this is the worst of it, but sadly there are far more of these lazy bastards than there are truly professional headhunters.
Why on earth would a company use them if they know they are paying for someone to randomly email folk on Linkedin.
Of course, the reason is because a lot of companies don’t really care about who they hire for their organisation as long as they sit down, shut up, do the job and can be replaced quickly.
There are some headhunters I would help.
Headhunters who I have got to know – and been helped by – for years.
Headhunters who see the person before the commission.
But to some random person from the internet who is too lazy to actually do their job properly … well, they can fuck off.
For all the talk of ‘talent being a companies most important asset’, it is increasingly obvious that speed is much more highly regarded, which is why I decided not to name and shame the person who sent me this, because ultimately they are simply a pawn in the whole seedy industry … an industry that seems to be doing an even better job than adland at turning itself into a commodity.
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