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  • 1.  Funniest or Weirdest "PERFECT JOB" Offers or Emails

    Posted 07-06-2022 12:16 PM
    A recruiter reaches out to you with a job that is a "perfect fit with someone of your expertise" so you sigh and open the email reluctantly wondering what job could be so perfect. To your lack of surprise, the job has no relation to engineering or even the construction industry at all!

    I'm sure you've experienced something similar where a recruiter reaches out with a "perfect" job offer only to be way off base. Sometimes the email may even have your name in the body to prove its authenticity and how it's specific to you!

    I was wondering if we can start a lighthearted thread about the weirdest job offers/emails you've received.

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    Daniel Bressler EIT, A.M.ASCE
    Structural Engineer
    Brooklyn NY
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  • 2.  RE: Funniest or Weirdest "PERFECT JOB" Offers or Emails

    Posted 07-20-2022 10:47 AM
    I've gotten two emails from recruiters that stood out recently. I'll share them below.

    Email number 1
    "Christopher - This is where I would typically put a funny sentence that would grab your attention and engage you in conversation around the job I had previously emailed you about. The thing is, you probably noticed that the last message I sent you was using email automation software. I went back and looked through your profile on LinkedIn and really think that we could help move you forward in your career, so this is me reaching out to you directly because I think you'd be a great fit!"

    IE " I spammed a lot of people before, but I PROMISE this next email is totally personal"

    Email number 2
    "Good morning Christopher,
    To be frank, a client of mine has asked me to reach out to you. I believe you may know them and I appreciate you aren't actively looking, but clearly your reputation precedes you so I wanted to know what it would take to interest you in a new role?"

    This email was sent at 5 AM and I am also of the opinion that it is not honest. Anyone who knows me would reach out to me directly if they thought I was interested in a job.

    Emails like this greatly reduce my level of interest in working with a recruiter.


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    Christopher Seigel P.E., M.ASCE
    Civil Engineer
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  • 3.  RE: Funniest or Weirdest "PERFECT JOB" Offers or Emails

    Posted 07-26-2022 05:26 PM
    I recently received an email from a recruiter promoting their new podcast.

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    Daniel Bressler EIT, A.M.ASCE
    Structural Engineer
    Brooklyn NY
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  • 4.  RE: Funniest or Weirdest "PERFECT JOB" Offers or Emails

    Posted 10 days ago
    I got another good one recently. "We're currently moving another engineer from your company who is displeased with their lack of advancement opportunities".

    Another flat-out lie apparently. Its been a month since I received that email and nobody from the company I work at has left.

    Emails like this are what make it really difficult for me to believe that any recruiter actually wants to find the right fit for both a company and candidate and are instead simply focused on throwing bodies at openings.

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    Christopher Seigel P.E., M.ASCE
    Civil Engineer
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