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Old 09-15-2017, 07:07 AM
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Recruiter sent me a very personal email for a position the other day.

Suppose (for the sake of example) I work for "Liberty Mutual".

Greeting was "Hello, Liberty - "

Important to note that my first name is not Liberty. Will have to follow up to learn more about this exciting opportunity. And others.
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Old 09-15-2017, 12:31 PM
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Recruiter sent me a very personal email for a position the other day.

Suppose (for the sake of example) I work for "Liberty Mutual".

Greeting was "Hello, Liberty - "

Important to note that my first name is not Liberty. Will have to follow up to learn more about this exciting opportunity. And others.
Well, they sent the email to the entire company.

It reads differently when you hear it like a broadcast over a PA system.
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Good afternoon. I am a recruiter for Lazyass Recruiters. I saw your resume today (its very possible we have had contact in the past (but I couldn't be bothered to look it up)) and would like to know if you are open to looking at a long-term/remote Actuary role for a very good client of ours (even though the background and technical skills required for this position have no resemblance to anything on your resume that I saw today and, perhaps, previously).

(I really put a lot of effort into this. I hope that I can collect a commission.)

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Day 1 - "Hi XXX, I知 reaching out from YYY to discuss a new position I am working on. It is a position that I think you値l be very interested in hearing about. Please give me a call back to discuss the role in further detail at blahblahblah." My response was (in summary) "No thanks, not looking currently, thanks for reaching out though and would like to stay connected."

Day 3 - "Hi XXX, I知 reaching out from YYY to discuss a new position I am working on. It is a position that I think you値l be very interested in hearing about. Please give me a call back to discuss the role in further detail at blahblahblah." Me: "..."

Day 1 Next Week - "Hi XXX, I知 reaching out from YYY to discuss a new position I am working on. It is a position that I think you値l be very interested in hearing about. Please give me a call back to discuss the role in further detail at blahblahblah." Me: "Off to the blacklist you go."
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Old 11-05-2017, 11:53 AM
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- i had a recruiter message me in linkedin, which i ignored because it was not actuarial and the message sounded very boilerplate
- then she emailed my work email, which i ignored
- then she called my work phone, which i ignored

- she called AGAIN the next day, which i picked up:
+ she first asked me how i'm doing at my current position, am i happy with my career path, and if i was looking for opportunities. "no, i'm happy where i am" (this is all while my coworkers around me are listening)
+ then went on a spiel about this one position she had. "i am an actuary and i'm only interested in actuarial positions"
+ then she started asking if i knew anyone would would be interested in the position. "no"
+ then asked if i found anyone who might be if i would give her reference "ok maybe"
+ then gave me all her contact info which i didn't write down
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- i had a recruiter message me in linkedin, which i ignored because it was not actuarial and the message sounded very boilerplate
- then she emailed my work email, which i ignored
- then she called my work phone, which i ignored

- she called AGAIN the next day, which i picked up:
+ she first asked me how i'm doing at my current position, am i happy with my career path, and if i was looking for opportunities. "no, i'm happy where i am" (this is all while my coworkers around me are listening)
+ then went on a spiel about this one position she had. "i am an actuary and i'm only interested in actuarial positions"
+ then she started asking if i knew anyone would would be interested in the position. "no"
+ then asked if i found anyone who might be if i would give her reference "ok maybe"
+ then gave me all her contact info which i didn't write down
Thanks for "the referral"
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I've gotten two in-mails thru LinkedIn from a recruiter at a well-known life company in Nebraska (one guess which one). The first one was a few weeks ago, and I ignored it, because, my profile clearly says I'm a P&C actuary.

Got another message (actually, same word-for-word as the first one) last week. Could not ignore it. This guy is representing a company, badly. My response was something along the lines of - "hey, you work for a life company, and I'm a p&c actuary. Perhaps it's in your best interest to learn something about the positions you're recruiting for"
- I was nicer than that, but the point was, you're an idiot, go away.
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I've gotten two in-mails thru LinkedIn from a recruiter at a well-known life company in Nebraska (one guess which one). The first one was a few weeks ago, and I ignored it, because, my profile clearly says I'm a P&C actuary.

Got another message (actually, same word-for-word as the first one) last week. Could not ignore it. This guy is representing a company, badly. My response was something along the lines of - "hey, you work for a life company, and I'm a p&c actuary. Perhaps it's in your best interest to learn something about the positions you're recruiting for"
- I was nicer than that, but the point was, you're an idiot, go away.
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I got emailed by a recruiter on Saturday and when I didn't respond by Sunday he got mad and said it was rude for me not to reply.

Duuuude it's the weekend. Go have a barbecue or something.
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