A few weeks back, we posted a job opening on Monster.com. We have found some truly great employees through the site. One of the worst parts of Monster.com is the recruiter spam. This would not be offensive if the spammer was actually applying for the right bloody job.
Below is an email we received to our Monster.com only resume address. This is from a random recruiter trying to sell her client. The only jobs we have posted on Monster.com (and thus have associated with this email address) are for Linux engineers.
I am attaching the resume of Radha, Sr. .NET Consultant.
Â· Over 7 years experience in software design and development of n-tier business systems using various technologies.
Over 4 years experience in OOP with various .NET Technologies, C#, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, VB.NET, VB 6.0, and Web Services.
Expert in managing projects and exposure to all phases of SDLC.
Excellent exposure to the following Domains: Finance, Telecom, Healthcare, Accounts Management, Retail Finance Management, Production management, Inventory/Material Management, Sales / Purchase Management.
Worked extensively on databases like Oracle 9i, MS SQL Server 2000, MS Access 2000.
Rich knowledge in writing stored procedures, triggers, functions, establishing ER Diagrams.
Extensive experience in generating reports using Crystal Reports, Data Reports.
Extensive experience in gathering the requirements from the clients with different kind of domains.
Strong knowledge on latest configuration management tools like Microsoft Visual Source Safe, CVS.
Experience of Object Oriented Design and Development using UML based tools (Visio).
She is available immediately and willing to relocate nationwide.
She is available at $65 per hour.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need further details.
Sorry Tina – but you are officially an idiot. Radha, you are represented by an idiot.
Spot on with this one. One glaring issue now is the outsourcing of most recruiting organizations to South Asia. The level of incompetence exhibited by the call center recruiters (calling me as a potential candidate) is remarkable, and maddening. I received exactly 383 emails last week, and over 150 telephone calls from Monster affiliated recruiters that are so far off-base as to be from another planet. The automated search tools they are utilizing are fundamentally flawed as well. Basically, the recruiters work one day selling insurance from call centers in Chennai, then the next recruiting information scientists for LLNL on an IBM contract! Sounds outrageous, however, it's true.