Hopefully this is only yet another poor story that can only happen in Italy. I suspect, however, it just reflects a common global pattern.
Someone–let’s call her Alice–sends me a LinkedIn request a few days ago. I’m close to 1,000 contacts and my policy I quite lazy on that. I pretty much accept any requests that makes minimally sense–you never know what can come out of it. (OK, I do have a sort of a farmer-inspired mentality :))
A few days later, the same recruiter–Alice, apparently young and pretty face–sends a message asking if I could be interested in applying for an ASP.NET developer position somewhere like 500+ km away from home. She copied to the bottom of the email a long list of hard-to-find requirements. Literally:
- Good knowledge of web application development
- Good knowledge of ASP.NET and C# languages
- Preferably, past experience in development of sites and portals
- Knowledge of the MVC pattern is a must
I’m not certainly active in IT recruitment, but my problem today seems to be quite the opposite: getting really good curricula for much stricter requirements.
As Alice was smart enough to find my contact on LinkedIn, was it so hard to make one more step and actually read my profile thoroughly? Or do recruiters think they’re the illuminated repositories of truth? Do they think maybe they’ve been given super powers because of their ability to give jobs?
Recruiter is a job–very delicate. And IT is a delicate industry; software engineering even more.
Who does actually recruit recruiters?