In Advance, Yes!

august 13, 2010

What in the world? I got this message in my Linkedin box today. This recruiter is so lazy, he's asking me to help him find people?

Pardon the intrusion, but you and I share similar Linkedin groups and I was hoping you might be able to help me out with referrals.

I am working with [insert crap].

The one must have for the roles is that this person has to come from a web production environment (vs enterprise or internal corporate).

In advance, thanks for any help you can offer and if I can be of assistance to you in the future, do not hesitate to contact me.

Wow, not "hey, come see if this job will fit you", but "hey, can you help me do my job?"

To that question, I say, "Yes! I can help."  But, in advance, please send my share of the recruiting fees that you will earn from my referrals. Thanks and please do not hesitate to not contact me ever again.

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