How to break off with a recruiter?
July 27, 2012 1:57 AM Subscribe
How do I break off a relationship with a recruiter who's lied to me?
posted by glache to Work & Money (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This recruiter first made contact with me via LinkedIn. Followed up with a phone call, and sent my resume as per phone call. Long story short, he told me he'd submitted my resume for a job, then inadvertently admitted he'd lied when he sent back a second email asking if I could please send him a Word copy of my resume so he could put the agency watermark on it. I was furious and did not respond. Now he's sent a third email asking if I'm interested in some work and has left messages on my phone.
Because we've only talked once before, is it reasonable to break up via email? And what should I say? Should I tell the truth, that I don't appreciate being lied to (there's no documented evidence of his statement that he'd sent my resume so he could always double back and say well, there's no proof I said that) or should I lie and say I've found work elsewhere? Then, do I unLink him?