Lately I’ve been getting more cold calls at work, via the company switchboard, from recruiters who found my name on LinkedIn. This really puts me out, and I usually give the GFY to the offending recruiter.
So what’s with these people? Are they a vital part of the employment ecosystem, or does the fact that they have to troll LinkedIn and cold call people that they don’t know and can’t vouch for the qualifications of suggest that they’re simply not very good at what they do?
I think there should be a web site listing recruiters who cold call. I know that if I were using one of these people to try to hire somebody — and honestly, I can’t see myself doing this — I’d want to know if they were pulling names from a list of people that they knew and could vouch for as opposed to finding random people with the right buzzwords on their LinkedIn profile.
What do you think?
Oh, and for all you recruiters out there: I’m not looking for work. I’m not interested in your “exciting” “opportunities.” Please stop calling.