I was reminded of my own encounters with several headhunters in the past when I read Migs’ post on “I am not looking for a job“.
Just how many times have you been called up by some headhunter saying they found out about on while searching the net and they thought you fit the requirements for their top multi-national client? And how many times did you say you might be interested only to be asked again for that resume they’ve already found on your website or blog? I’d always say, you can print that one you found on my website.
There should be some seminars for headhunters to teach them how to properly do a background check especially with Google.
Everything’s there. They’ll just have to spend a bit more time digging. From experience, I think they just type in some keywords, check on the results and look for a number they can call. That’s it — they don’t even bother knowing your name first.
Read Mig’s story about his recent encounter.