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As no doubt many others here, I constantly get bombarded with emails (and phone messages) from recruiters. Here is the typical email (paraphrased):
~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yo, Dude! I have a job for a Java developer on site in Keokuk, IA. If you're interested, let me know! - Some random Recruiter ~~~~~~~~~~~~
But how did this person get my contact info? Doubtless from my resume, which says right on it that I am only willing to work remotely or in two specific California counties. So why is he wasting my time with this Keokuk job, especially when I'm not really qualified for the position?
When I respond with nothing but my resume -- so that he can look at it and see what I stated above about my location requirements --, he responds with:
"Thanks for responding; since you're interested, let's talk..."
It's as if I sent him an email offering to sell him a corn binder, because, well, he lives in the Midwest so he must be a farmer. And then when he writes back to say he's a recruiter, not a farmer, I respond with, "Well, obviously, you want to become a farmer, because you used that word in your last email, and who would want to remain a recruiter, so...how about buying this corn binder? Huh, Huh?!?"
There should be some way of preventing this type of irritating time-wasting?