All Blog Posts Tagged 'spam' (14)

Recruiters: Stop What You're Doing (please!)

These days there are a plenty of things demanding our attention. There are plenty of ways to attract attention. And, plenty of subjects and subject-matter that always seem be the center of attention.

In fact, whether or not you realize it, many messages recruiters send (calls, voice mails,…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 26, 2016 at 10:15pm — 3 Comments

Welcome to the United States of Canada

This week (on Canada Day, July 1, 2014) Canada's new CASL (Canadian Anti-Spam Laws) went into effect.  There will be a 3-year transition period, before full enforcement goes into effect, but the gist of the situation is that (according to everything I have read), Canadian citizens will be allowed to sue any emails sent from 'unopted' sources (i.e. sources to whom or from which they haven't given explicit permission to send email).  

The fines are staggering: $1 million per offense for…


Added by Nicholas Meyler on July 5, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Who Sets The Standards for "Best Practices"?

Friendly debate about methods of recruiting is appropriate, but personal attacks which are based in ignorance and/or jealousy are not. Before you launch into a sermon on 'the only way to recruit' and the 'evils' of some other recruiter's methods, pause a… Continue

Added by Nicholas Meyler on May 26, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Analyzing the "RecruiterSpam" Problem

Once upon a time, and a beri-beri good time it was, there was a poorly-researched article about e-recruiters in The Atlantic magazine recently, which prominently featured me, without acknowledgment, and without any effort at journalistic integrity or any effort to determine the truth of the…


Added by Nicholas Meyler on March 7, 2014 at 12:00am — 6 Comments

Are people ignoring their LinkedIn inbox because of too many messages from recruiters?

I have been using LinkedIn since the beginning and have had a LinkedIn Recruiter account for the last few years. I was doing a audit of my current account usage, as well as trying different formats to increase responses. With a current accept rate of 15%, I should be happy with the results, right? I look back to comments by Lou Adler about how to get a much higher response rate. I use templates and personalized messages. I try both direct and indirect recruiting. 

In doing a deep…


Added by Chuck Radcliff on October 3, 2013 at 5:26pm — 15 Comments

All plugs are not the same, are they?

I've been a member of RBC for years now, entered as a recruiter (and still do some for select clients) and am now an executive director for a job board.  I've found this community to be one of the best on the net for straightforward, no holds barred commentary with the belief that all is designed to assist each other and help grow our businesses.

So I have a question; if you have a business that can help someone who posted a blog about a problem, situation or concern…


Added by Christopher Poreda on December 12, 2011 at 9:52am — 10 Comments

Random job board spam - are you a culprit?

Every day I seem to get an email saying I am perfect for a Java or Oracle or other tech job because someone did a key word search on a job board and just messaged everyone. Sure they might toss in a statement to refer someone else if this is "not quite a fit" for me. What does this say to candidates that see your message? How validated do you feel? It makes me feel like the person sending the message has no concern what my background is and is just tossing things against the wall hoping…


Added by Chuck Radcliff on November 17, 2011 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

Phishing for Desperate Jobseekers

The recent closure of in Russia has successfully reduced global spam by 20% over the past few days. It's bad enough that spammers are shilling ED drugs - as if sexual potency were the solution to the world's ills - but I've recently seen an uptick in jobseeker spam. This is simply insidious and unconscionable because the senders…


Added by Steve Levy on October 27, 2010 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Resume Spam-aholics Anonymous

Are you a resume spamaholic? If you are not, then this article is not for you. But how do you know if you are or

are not? Here are the signs to look out for:

1. You apply to jobs you aren’t qualified for.

2. You apply to jobs knowing they are long shots.

3. You apply to jobs just to see what will happen.

4. You apply to jobs without ever reading the job description more than once or in detail.

5. You regularly apply for different jobs in different…


Added by John Sanders on July 28, 2010 at 1:37am — No Comments

The Dawning of the Cra#@pplication! You may be saving a tree, but you’re killin’ me!!


I recently posted an article on my company blog, and here as well which highlighted the rise of and other job search aggregators, particularly in contrast to the Major Jobboards like…

Added by Matt J Peter on June 8, 2010 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Is recruiting just a bunch of SPAM? I don't think so.

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.

The message?

You have a list, probably a big list. I am guessing you are over-compensating with your big list to hide… Continue

Added by Julia Stone on August 24, 2009 at 2:03pm — 5 Comments

Beyond the Tweet

TwitterJobSearch Launches New Feature to Kill Job Spam

First Real-Time Job Search Engine to go "Beyond the Tweet"

London, UK – 16 July 2009, At the Social Media in Recruitment Conference: TwitterJobSearch (, the first real time job search engine, launched its "Beyond the Tweet" functionality to eliminate spam from the job seekers experience. "Beyond the Tweet" will present relevant data to job seekers gathered from the pages linked to in Tweets. Using… Continue

Added by william fischer on July 23, 2009 at 5:49am — No Comments

I just got spammed on

Wow - I was thinking that of all the places I was safe, it was here... on

I love the networking. I love the ability to quickly reach to peers in the industry. I love the quick "touch" resources and ability to 'touch' those close to me with this somewhat new tool...

But I just got spammed on the site.... again.

I'll spare the spammer and won't name him - but the unsolicited assistance in the form of a 450 word… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on May 21, 2008 at 9:25pm — 7 Comments

Who hates automated email-gen recruiting software?!?!?


Yes you, with the crappy automated-resume-searching-email-generating-software. You're a disgrace to this industry. You're the reason people sneer when they hear the word "recruiter" and we're sick of it. You're taking us down the tubes. If you keep this up, someday we'll have no more street cred than ambulance chasers, postal workers and school lunch ladies.... and we're not going to let that happen.

The gloves are coming off.

Whoever sold you… Continue

Added by Christian Fauchald on February 26, 2008 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

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