It’s sad that I actually find the need to write letters like this:

TO: info@_____.com

Please forward to your HR department and your IT departments:

Hi, I have been contacted by a recruiter working for “_____ Global Solutions” (http://_____.com) about an iOS developer role for your company.

First of all, you guys would be a lot better off just searching Dice.com, monsterjobs.com, etc. directly, yourself, rather than going through these third party recruiters.

You probably think you are saving time and money by having someone else do the searching for you.  WRONG.

These recruiters have zero technical understanding about your requirements.  All they can do is read from a script.  They have zero knowledge of your company, your corporate culture, or anything of interest about you that a potential candidate would actually care about.  All they can do is mention your name.

If you want to attract qualified candidates, going through a bunch of recruiters based in Bangalore (oh, yeah, they claim they are in the US and the caller ID might show a US number, but that’s all sleight of hand), who can barely mash out three syllables of the English language, is not the way to go.

Your web site has a ‘careers’ section, but there is no HR email address listed, there are no jobs listed, and there is no clear way on your site to inquire about open positions or submit one’s resume.  You guys might seriously want to reconsider your hiring strategy.  This does not reflect well on your business model.

Published by Fuad Kamal

Principal & lead architect of Anaara, Fuad develops enterprise native iOS applications for companies such as First Data & major telecom companies. He also mentors iOS & Swift for Thinkful. If you've been to any major airport in the world recently you've stared at his work - those flight arrival/departure screens are part of the Flight Information Display System (FIDS), whose interface he developed back in the day in Flash 7. In his spare time he enjoys martial arts, cycling, and photography. On rare occasion he will write poetry and work on post production for films.

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