• facebook share button
  • linkedin share button
  • twitter share button

I found it amusing when a senior .Net/C# developer colleague (let’s call him “Kumar”) in San Francisco showed me his cell phone the other day:

When a spammy recruiter calls Kumar, he knows it’s comin’!

Kumar named 19 of his contacts “Spam No. __” because they are annoying recruiters. He gives them a Spam number (“Spam 1,” Spam 2,” etc.) after they’ve called once and offered him an irrelevant job (see below).

Some candidates refer to this as a recruiter “blowing up” their phone.

Kumar says the source of the spammy recruiter calls was the submission of his resume with phone number on Dice.com.

Some stats on the recruiter phone calls he got:

• Highest number of calls in one day: 18
• Only 1 in 9 calls were quality jobs from good companies.
• The majority of calls were contract jobs or low-rate or located outside of San Francisco (even though his Dice resume indicated he wanted a full-time job only in San Francisco).

The least relevant job a recruiter called about, Kumar said, was for a systems analyst/business analyst position. Kumar adds:

“The person was completely clueless cuz if they’d actually seen and understood my resume, they would have realized I am a developer/engineer person and not a non-techie person!”


Rob Kelly

Co-Founder and CEO at Ongig
Ongig transforms your job descriptions to attract the best talent faster. Ongig is a content management system that supercharges your job descriptions through video, images, pictures, chat, social sharing, microsite creation and much more. Jobs can be more easily found through Artificial Intelligence-based job search and all pages are Mobile and SEO optimized. Ongig's professional copywriting team will even rewrite your job descriptions. Early clients of Ongig include Yelp, GoDaddy, Verizon, Intel andAutodesk.

Related Posts

An Irish Blog: Hunting For A Tech Job In Silicon Valley About me Before I tell you about my experience of job hunting in the IT Mecca that is California, I guess I should introduce myself. So here goes! My...
What’s Your LinkedIn InMail Response Rate? The value LinkedIn places on an InMail is $10 each. Of course, you can get a volume discount if you buy the LinkedIn Recruiter seat. Several of my...
The $20,000 Email I'm a studious reader of sites like ERE.net, SourceCon, TLNT, and RecruitingBlogs. I've read the debate over the demise of agency recruiting. A debate...
5 Ways to be a More Proactive Recruiting Leader I've been recruiting for 19 years and my ears perk up when I hear a theme from Talent Leaders pop up more than a few times. Lately, what I'm hearing i...
Top 5 Frustrations In Corporate Recruiting Recruiting is difficult. Hiring an awesome employee is a very personal experience for both the candidate and the hiring team. Candidates have aspirati...

by in Recruiters