An open letter to all recruiters, past, present, and future. If you are serious about attracting top talent into hard to fill positions, you need to put as much effort into finding us as we put into finding our positions. It is not enough to have a catchy title, that title actually has to be meaningful. Most of us have been in the industry more than ten minutes so a headline like this is meaningless.
Greatest Opportunity Of All Time!
Even if it really is our dream opportunity, most of us will ignore an email with that title as junk because it means you have not done your homework.
Hello! I am a Sr. Technical Recruiter from an IT Staffing Firm, 1. I am reaching out in regards to possible job opportunities that we have in the area that match up very well with your profile. You have an excellent background and I know we can find the next best opportunity for you!
Again, I am skeptical. You did a keyword search, that’s good, but do I really match up? How?
We have a DevOps Lead specializing in Azure technologies in the Washington, DC area supporting the Federal Agnecy. US Citizens Required
Ah, you did not even do a keyword search. If you had, you would have discovered that I have zero experience with Azure, and I have never worked at the agency you are sourcing, and the law of averages says you should have hit my agencies, although I have neutered my profile and taken the agencies I have supported out of it.
If you are finding it hard to attract top talent, then perhaps you should review the tactics you are using to get their attention.
- I have removed all incriminating names to protect the guilty, but I get several of these a week with the same template. ↩