“Dear hiring manager…”

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.

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