How to deal with obnoxious recruiters?
November 21, 2007 10:05 AM Subscribe
How do you deal with calls from recruiters who are inappropriately rude?
posted by designmartini to human relations (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I am a freelance user experience consultant, and I have been receiving 3-4 calls a day from recruiters. This is great, and some of these calls have lead to great opportunities for me. However, I have noticed a recent trend of recruiters who are, quite plainly, assholes. Here are some examples of the behavior I'm talking about:
1) They are rude on the phone, presumptuous, and condescending.
2) They have barely read my resume and offer me jobs that are completely unrelated to my experience or interests.
3) They want me to fill out a 5 page questionnaire without telling me anything about the hiring company or position.
So my question is this: is there a better way to deal with these people than simply saying "thanks, but I'm not interested"? Should I attempt to call them out on their rude behavior, or is that making too big of a deal of this? It's become a daily phenomenon, and it's driving me crazy.