[SATLUG] Fwd: TEKsystems - SATLUG Sponsorship

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 12:59:42 CDT 2011

Sponsoring an event has the single end goal of finding 'talent' to fill
positions for their clients (and get their placement fees). In order for
them to do this, they need you to interact with them; i.e., giving them your
resume and personal info. Whether or not you give them your resume and
personal info is your choice. What they often do with that info is what I
was speaking to. I'm simply trying to inform everyone of my personal
experience and the experiences of many other colleagues of mine who have
used head hunters in the past.

They are not sponsoring an event for the sake of charity.

I'll quote the opening sentence of my reply for the sake of clarity: "I see
nothing wrong with having them sponsor an event and discuss their services."

This is not meant to be a curt reply, just clarifying in case I wasn't clear
in my original response.


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On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 12:46 PM, David Kowis <dkowis at shlrm.org> wrote:

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> On 04/14/2011 11:06 AM, Ernest De Leon wrote:
> > I see nothing wrong with having them sponsor an event and discuss their
> > services. What I do have a problem with is the fact that most head
> hunters
> > will spam you with job offerings once they have your email address. Some
> of
> > them are pertinent, but most are not. For instance, if I submitted my
> resume
> > as a solutions architect and mentioned anywhere in there that I worked
> with
> > a project that used PHP (but never developed in it), the head hunter will
> > spam me (and everyone else with the word PHP in their resume) for a job
> as a
> > PHP programmer. This really irks me as no where in my resume did I ever
> say
> > that I am a PHP developer. Of course, the head hunter doesn't take the
> time
> > to filter the search and only email those who are actively seeking PHP
> > development work. That's too much work, of course. :)
> >
> > With that said, I would be extremely careful with what info you give to
> > them. Also be firm that you are only interested in jobs that fall in your
> > area (say System Administration). If you do end up giving them your
> resume,
> > be cautious as to what keyword you put in your resume. Know that once you
> > hand over your info, it goes into a general database and every person at
> the
> > head hunter's firm will now have access to it and potentially spam you
> with
> > stuff you are not interested in. Also, once you are in the DB, it is a
> royal
> > pain to get yourself out of it. TekSystems and Robert Half Technology are
> > pretty reputable companies. I wouldn't deal with most other head hunters
> > though.
> We've had recruiters sponsor the SATJUG (java users group) meeting, and
> I haven't been spammed at all. I think sponsoring a meeting is different
> than an individual interacting with them.
> David
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