Since I'm looking for a job and have posted my resume on several national sites for open positions, I regularly get called by recruiters from different consultancy bureaus, recruitment agencies, temp job agencies and similar companies, usually 1 to 3 times a week. When I explain what I'm looking for (a C# or Java developer job near my home town) and the reason why (no driver's license), roughly 90 % of them state that the position they're calling me for doesn't fit that profile. Once this happens, they usually say they will keep my resume on file and contact me when they got another position available (which usually means they won't contact me again).
For my job coaching, I have to keep a list of the companies that contacted me and on what date. (Here, "job coaching" refers to the government or a non-profit that help an unemployed person in finding their job. This ranges from helping with the resume and interview practice to unpaid internships for experience and networking purposes.)
The problem is that many of these companies I've never heard of before, and they only give the name once. And even then, I still don't know how to write it. So I usually ask the recruiter at the end of the conversation if they can mail me their contact info. This doesn't always quite work out, and I often end up having to just write down "recruitment agency" or "consultancy bureau".
Should I give them the reason why I would like them to mail me their info? And if so, which reason should I give?
- "I didn't quite get what company you are calling for" (honest, but maybe a little bit like "I don't care what company you call for")
- "I have to keep a list of companies who contact me for their job coaching" (honest as well, but sounds like "I'd rather not have to do this")
- "Could I get your info so I can call you back if I found something on my own?" (even if I don't intend to do so)
Or is there a better way to get their info? I could call back if they haven't given me their info yet (if they don't use a private number), but most recruiters probably won't even remember me.