I get tired of this, and I really want an answer from the people who send out lists of candidates to anonymous recruiters, like me every day.
So tell me, what exactly do you think you accomplish by sending me your best (insert technology here) developer? Perhaps you prefer the machine gun approach and send me a list of your 50 best candidates.
You have a list, probably a big list. I am guessing you are over-compensating with your big list to hide the lack of relationships you have with well, anyone except the company selling you my email.
You play your candidates the way you play the lottery.
You have no relationship with me, yet you assume you have the perfect candidate for me. Why should I assume you have any better of a relationship with your candidates?
So, I as most people, just put you into the junk mail & blocked senders lists.
Of course, I know they will be back the next day, only under a different name.
It is much like the pleasure enhancing drug ads
I get despite my lack of need for such a product (talk about not hitting the right market).
and UK bankers who all want me to help them save the world by embezzling funds.
Not enough analogies, I will try one more. It is the equivalent of a construction worker yelling out profanities at a hot chick as she drives by, hoping it will somehow cause her to suddenly hit the brakes, come running back and saying "oh I finally found the man of my dreams!"
Does anyone really consider this recruiting