but are hesitant to put something in black and white and get it liaised through their SMTP. Is this an indication of their inertia/laziness or some sort of shadowy gesture?
Recruiters that are any good are people persons. They make money buy building relationships. And long lasting ones. So they probably like talking more on the phone and face to face.
I would also suspect that they are not detail oriented. Their job probably doesn't require the same level of detail that something like programming does. Thus they need not be precise in communications of any sort.
Just as important the work they do is not black and white either. They might hear on Tuesday from their contact that you are the best interviewee the company has ever seen but then hear back on Wednesday that the company is 'going in a different direction' or 'still looking' or even 'scaling back'. Until they have the contract it isn't set and they deal with that reality every day unlike your that probably only deals with it at most every couple of months. So they tend to keep things indefinite.
Similar to Gmail's Pop service where other email accounts are automatically pulled to Gmail Inbox periodically, shouldn't Google Voice consider implementing a pop feature to aggregate voice messages from T-Mobile, AT&T and our other voice messaging systems?
Then the universe would lock up and crash, then it would have to reboot.
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
I really have to say that I find them really unprofessional to deal with. Maybe there are so many candidates chasing the jobs that the agencies don't have to work for their commissions. I've applied for a few jobs and for a few I've asked for some confirmation or feedback but it typically results in nothing but one-way communication from my end. Has anybody had that experience as well? Right now, I see the agencies as not much better than trying to ask staff at B&Q where I can find products in their stores.
How long does it take to send a confirmation message? 30 seconds at most? I could almost long for the old days when you sent a CV in the post and you had to go to their office while they sifted through the pile of job listings. At lunch time you'd race to the nearest telephone box and call them or they'd arrange to ring the telephone box at an exact time and you'd hope it wasn't occupied by some git with halitosis or a smoker leaving foul odours and spittle on the handset. It wasn't ideal but it usually worked better than it is now with those unprofessional tampons who sit around doing bugger all.
"I do not have to forgive my enemies, I have had them all shot." — Ramón Maria Narváez (1800-68).
"I don't need to shoot my enemies, I don't have any." - Me (2012).
I deal with a few that are pretty good. They're polite & responsive, and generally seem to care.
But you've probably seen my posts in the lounge over the past few months where some moronic recruiter pissed me off. Other than the few I mentioned, the rest are not much better than car or insurance salesmen.
It does seem that most companies now prefer to go through some kind of staffing agency. I also remember the days when you mailed in your resume to a company and they would send back a letter.
I have one Indian woman who is a recruiter somewhere in Virginia. I'm in California. She has called me no less than 6 times with some form of ASP.Net job, and each time I tell her I'm a Windows developer, not an Web Developer.
Last week after one of her ASP.Net emails I wrote back and told her not to ever contact me again.
That sounds inconvenient...I like typing underscore and getting a list of private members, and when looking at a list being able to quickly identify them. That breaks the former and makes the latter harder.
Ah, but that is a prefix, and no prefixes are allowed Amazing how you can hear that argument from people that can justify using the prefix _ but no other prefix, not saying that you do, I get it. But come on, if you are going to prefix, use m. It has a meaning. I really think MS choose _ because they intentionally didn't want to use m.
Personally, I use m. I just hate the "justification" for _ so I definitely understand and desire the need to know whether it is a member or a local.