5 Ways to Annoy Recruiters: How to Make Sure Recruiters NEVER Call You Again

By Goldbeck Recruiting Inc.

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Based on real events. Every job that has to deal with the masses has it’s challenges. Here are a few examples on how to get on my blacklist.


  1. Be Egotistical. Continually tell them why you are a “perfect fit” for the position. Their rejections show their lack of knowledge and it is up to you to teach them. “Constructively” critique them and make sure they understand what they are missing out. Expressing emotions using colorful language will go a long way to ensure they truly understand how you feel.

  2. Be Loud and Proud. Recruiters receive hundreds of resumes and, in order to stand out, you have got to be loud. Do so by constantly calling, emailing and stalking them on their social networks. Not only will that put you ahead of all the other applicants but, it will show them that you don’t give up easily.

  3. Make Cold Calls. Do call the recruitment office and ask for a random recruiter who will listen to you whine about how you can’t find a job. If that recruiter doesn’t want to listen, ask to be forwarded to all of his/ her co-workers. Be sure to leave voicemail messages.

  4. Don’t be Monogamous. Feel free to work with as many recruiters as possible. This will only increase the chances of landing a job. If a recruiter gets kicked in the process, remember the end justify the mean.

  5. Play a Game (just not theirs). The best method to find out your professional worth is to find out how much companies will be willing to offer you. It doesn’t matter if you are not interested in the job. Use this opportunity for practice and leverage. Go as far as you can in the interview process, when you receive an offer, back out. Hey, you got what you needed. You can even present the offer to your current employer and they will match that offer.


Henry Goldbeck is the President & CEO at Goldbeck Recruiting, a recruitment firm based in Vancouver, BC. You can reach him via @GoldbeckRecruit, Facebook or email at [email protected]

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