A recruiter called me at 10 am this morning to discuss a Materials Manager position that I had submitted my résumé to over the weekend. It’s always good to be called that quickly, and I was pleased to get the call. The posting was written for me – Materials Manager with 10 years experience, preferably with automotive and SAP experience. The posting was for “Confidential” so I didn’t know the name of the company and where in Toronto it is located.
But, I felt like I had another poker in the fire so to speak.
This recruiter was unique in that he told me the company about 2 minutes in to the conversation. Most recruiters keep it confidential until they have the whole conversation with me. Good thing he told me right up front. Afterall, I had heard of this company before – in fact, I had interviewed at this company three weeks before. Yes, the ginger-haired potential boss one. Also the company that has missed every commitment they’d made in telling me of the status of the position.
To recap: A recruiter calls me to discuss a position I have already interviewed for, and that I have not been notified by that same company if they want to hire me or not.
The conversation went from unfortunate to awkward. After I let the recruiter know the situation, he began to help me understand why perhaps they didn’t want to hire me. The man who has known me for 2 minutes, and only read my résumé. So, instead of discussing a potentially great job, a stranger calls me up and tells me about my potential failings.
I cut him off as politely as I could to steer the conversation to other opportunities he may have. He says he will keep my résumé on hand. And don’t they always say that?
April 3rd, 2012 Extra-Ordinary: It’s me that is unemployed? Really?