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...before driving across town to shake hands with them, they tell you, "Thanks for the resume.", never to be heard from again.

I've got a temporary worker in my department who has had two or three of these useless "appointments" in the past few weeks.

I presume she posted her resume somewhere and is now getting calls from these headhunters.

Could she tell the next one who calls:
1. Thanks for contacting me.
2. I've gotten several "interview" requests. Before I schedule time out of my work day to come visit you, would you mind reviewing my resume and telling me about some of the positions you think might be a good fit.

Would it be too presumptuous for her to say she understands the need to meet in person before actually being sent to the client's site for an interview. But, presuming she presents herself well (which she does), are they working on positions right now that would be a good fit?

Any other suggestions for avoiding the quota-chasing, resume-collecting headhunter?

I know there are good ones out there. What's the best way to cull them from all the bad ones.
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Where I live most of these 'what you call headhunters' are no better than used car salesman. They generally do not have mandates to hire and use all sorts of tricks and promises to harvest resumes. They then pick through what they like and shop them around to companies whether they need someone or not. Some of these guys are only paid if they score their boss or agency a candidate to a company.

In my opinion unless you have a unique skill or very senior in the corporate world, you are better doing some leg work yourself by regularly checking the careers webpage of companies you would like to work for; or, ring the company yourself.
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Thanks for the response. Your opinion and my opinion regarding "headhunters" seem to be about the same. I'll pass along the suggestion to check the career sections of companies she might be interested in working for.
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Where I live most of these 'what you call headhunters' are no better than used car salesman. They generally do not have mandates to hire and use all sorts of tricks and promises to harvest resumes. They then pick through what they like and shop them around to companies whether they need someone or not. Some of these guys are only paid if they score their boss or agency a candidate to a company.
In my opinion unless you have a unique skill or very senior in the corporate world, you are better doing some leg work yourself by regularly checking the careers webpage of companies you would like to work for; or, ring the company yourself.

+1000000000000000001 headhunters are pieces of shit, I still cannot believe the shit they try to pull even these days and I'm going in for director level positions in finance, my favorite was the last batch of interviews where this cunt of a recrutier lied about the offer it was 20k less when I received the offer letter from the bank. i called her on it and she said she misudnerstood, told em both to piss off and awared my mates to this whore's dirty ways, fuck em/ /end rant
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