More stupid recruiter tricks today. This one comes from Working with Rails, which has a job board that's generally excellent, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't have its share of silly posts. If you have a Working with Rails account, you can see the post at the link above. If not, here's the whole thing, complete with spelling and markup errors.
RUBY ON RAILS DEVELOPERS
Resource Management Solutions (RMS) are, in short an IT recruitment company; specialising in niche technology areas such as SAP, Oracle, CRM, Remedy, BMC.
But we also maintain a focus around specific Industry’s within IT, for instance Telecommunications, New Media and Web Development/Design (Front and Back end) and then we focus in on specific technologies within these areas; such as Ruby on Rails, Flash, Java, C#, XHTML, Web 3.0, PHP, CSS, Drupal and MySql etc..
Our main aim is to be specific and to maintain a niche, by concentrating our focus around these Technologies.
I have chosen to focus my core business around the New Media, Marketing and Web Development space.
As you are obviously aware this is a cutting edge market, with new, exciting and emerging technologies.
I am currently working with a hand-full of Web Development companies who are looking for Ruby on Rails developers on a permanent basis, some are in the City, others outside.
I would like to expose your CV to these Companies by placing your CV in an Online portal; a Talent Bank which only the recruitment manager and myself have access to.
As you will be area this market is very tight and this is a way of companies being aware of who is on the market; it saves them having to trawl through numerous job boards and gives you the best shot of having your CV seen by the right people.
The idea is that we have an Online database where we submit CV’s for them to browse and as and when they need anyone they would contact us.
Please email me with an up to date copy of your CV. I will then be in contact with you.
cwinn-morgan AT rmsportal DOT com
My translation: I work for an IT recruiting firm. I barely have any idea of what I'm doing, but I thought it would be cool to focus on new media and Web 3.0 [sic!] because it's full of buzzwords. We're trying to get some Web development companies to actually return our phone calls. We'd like to put your résumé in a private database that no one is ever going to look at, unless lightning strikes and one of those Web shops calls us back and wants to do business with us and pays us a fee for our private job board instead of using their existing Monster account and actually takes the time to browse our database (because we're certainly not going to go out of our way to tell them about any great people we have available) and isn't turned off by my inability to spell or carry a clue in a bucket.
Did I miss anything? Would people like to see a line-by-line exegesis of where I got that interpretation? Am I totally off base here?