This is the first edition of “Recruiters Behaving Badly” and you can read about why this has come about by clicking
Note that I have redacted (ALL CAPS) all contact info or anything that may reveal the parties involved.
This story comes from a Minnesota startup I know well… the CEO has had no interaction with the search firm or recruiter until this first email:
RECRUITER to CEO
XXXXX is a candidate for your XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX position.
Please reply and let me know or simply visit your CLIENT ACCOUNT LOGIN to setup the interview:
Candidate: XXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX
Status: Authorized to work in the U.S. - U.S. Citizen
Desired salary range: open. Entry Level
Location: Minneapolis, MN
CEO reply to RECRUITER that day: