I had a fabulous experience with a supposed recruiter come new business owner. After seeing the add I posted my CV. I received a discourteous email asking me to explain how I offer materials I have written to accredited companies so that they could determine “whether to keep my CV“.
Assuming good faith I did that with good intention and closed the mail with my telephone number should they require further clarity. Well! I received a reply stating that no telephonic communication was desired as they had headaches with SETA.
That was where I drew the line and replied assertively to withdraw from the process. What really annoyed me was that after the impolite comment they continued with a list of questions about accreditation and how it works and … and … and. My cheeky mouth was triggered and sarcasm and counsellor expertise weaved together to craft a response to this recruiter which I am not proud of but I did drive the point home. Needless to say s/he was irate and began a round of attacks on “consultants who take advantage of people in business”. it was at that point I realised it was time to “delete mail”.
I get this a lot from these stater company pretend recruiters. They glean what they can from your CV, claim to be interested and then want to squeeze a consultation out of you. I would have fallen for the joke again had this one not been so sadly lacking in basic business etiquette.