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-How to Uninterest Me in Your Job Opening
-========================================
-:author: Aaron Ball
-:email: nullspoon@iohq.net
-
-
-
-I have been recieving an incredible amount of job calls and emails lately. I
-mean, so many that I'm concerned my cell phone minutes will go over my alotted
-450 (sure, I don't have to answer those calls). For whatever reason, I actually
-read through most of these emails. However, lately my brain has been tuning its
-spam filters to reduce the strain of going through that much junk. For you head
-hunters out there, here is my personal list of easy ways to uninterest me in
-your job opening. You might want to pay attention because I suspect I speak for
-a lot of people.
-
-1. Using words like **URGENT**, **NEED**, **ASAP**, and/or *OPPORTUNITY*
-+
-This will not make me want to answer your email any faster. It will, in fact,
-make me sad to see an email from you and not want to do business with you ever.
-
-2. Writing subject lines all or mostly in caps
-+
-Your excessive use of caps lock will only deter me from reading your email. All
-caps says to me "no one is interested in this job for a good reason so I will
-resort to doing whatever I can to make sure that people read the subject of
-this email".
-
-3. Telling me there is a need for a <job title> in my area
-+
-You see, now it just looks like you're spamming me using key words from my
-website. If you have a job in my area, tell me what the job is and who it's for
-- not that there is one.
-
-4. Describing in the job requriements that I must be able to "operate well
- within time constraints and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced
- environment"
-+
-I understand there are some exceptions to this but most jobs require this. In
-fact, I can't remember a single recruiter email yet that hasn't mentioned this.
-
-5. Use the words "fast-paced environment"
-+
-This one is almost a sure fire way of getting me to delete your email in a
-fast-paced way. I have had really bad experiences with this one. I'm sure you
-mean well and intend this to say "__dynamic changing environment__", but to me
-this says "__lots and lots of unpaid overtime__".
-
-6. Make it clear to me that you found me only on a few keywords on my resume
- and offer me a job that is not even remotely close to what I do.
-+
-Just because the keyword _Java_ is in "Java Application Administrator" on my
-resume doesn't mean I'm a "Java programmer".
-
-7. Offer a 3 to 4 month contract in another state where the cost of living is
- far higher than where I am now
-+
-Does anyone ever take these? I just don't see a reason to move to another state
-for "3 to 4 months" other than just wanting to visit that state.
-
-8. A job regarding ways to make SuperUberplexes of moneys from home working
- only a small number of hours per week
-+
-Call me closed minded but I view these as either pyramid schemes or
-get-rich-quick schemes. I've seen many of these and they either land people in
-jail or fizzle out with little to no consequence or profit.
-
-9. Call or email me when you clearly know only a small amount of English
-+
-What do you think outsourcing your recruiters says to me? If I ask a very
-simple question and it is not understood, not because I didn't phrase it right
-but because the recruiter doesn't know the words, I will not be very interested
-in your job opening or company.
-
-10. Send me an email that is obviously a generated template
-+
-The sentence "Our records show that you are an experienced IT professional with
-experience In . Net Developer This experience is relevant to one of my current
-openings. <Paste opening title from website here>" is clearly generated.
-Firstly, the word *in* should not be capitalized In the middle of a sentence,
-even if In a title. Also, it's **.Net**, not **. Net**. Additionally, you
-missed a period. Most likely when you copied and pasted the job title in your
-sentence you overwrote the period at the end.
-
-
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