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Most customers are very well able to browse the web themselves. So the CV pushers hardly have added value. Very often customers misuse them as book-keepers while labeling them "preferred supplier".
To keep the CV pushers at a distance, I removed my e-mail address from my CV. To further limit the stream of requests my CV is no longer downloadable as Word document. Yes, you can reach me if you really want, but you'll have to make an effort, be truly interested in me. Yet, the phone is hot at times, even I hardly ever do any contacting jobs myself anymore.
|Date:||Mon, 15 Aug 2005 14:54:59 +0200|
|Subject:||Contact Henk Jan|
Hello My name is Frans van Dooren and I am President of Onyx Finanz AG in Switzerland. Onyx Finanz AG is an IT-Search company since 1989 and during this time we found for our Candidates over 5000 new Projects or jobs. We are specialists in SAP, Peoplesoft , Oracle, Java and Websphere. For several of our clients in Europe we are looking for a man/woman with your experience. If you are intrested please send us an updated resume in a word-file, your wishes( do you want a contract or are you looking for a permanent job as employee), your availability and your thought's about the financial side. My E-mail is: frans-van-dooren@**n.at If you are not interested please also send us a small message. I hope to hear from you soon Kind Regards Frans van Dooren President of Onyx Finanz AG in Oberwil ( Near Basel) Switzerland Remote address: 18.104.22.168 Remote host: m1984p011.adsl.highway.telekom.at User agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Well, my dear mister president Frans van Dooren, a bit of free advice:
My name is Frans van Doorenwill discover that it is your standard, worn out opening line. Quite bright, such a widely applicable e-mail. Yet it does not impress me much, as I feel treated as number 5,001.
5000 new Projects or jobsapparently was meant to look like a professional recruiter.
I am President of Onyx Finanz AGprovoked a laugh. Well, well, well, should I really believe that the president of such a large company now contacts me in person? Doesn't a man of your status have recruiters to do the work?
for a man/womanseems like you are too careless to care about the sex of your addressee.
a man/woman with your expertiseis hollow, meaningless. It looks like a standard phrase used in many of your messages. What kind of expertise are you looking for? Each of the terms
SAP, Peoplesoft, Oracle, Java and Websphereis quite wide and thus meaningless. Using them so lightly does strengthen the impression you are just another keyword searcher, rather than somebody knowledgeable.
It was quite easy for me to determine what you were really looking for, which path lead to my CV. Yet, show a bit of personal interest, tell me you used Google, even though your search arguments were not really good. When you click to CV's on result page 28 for "cv oracle dutch" it is very clear to me you are scouring the web. It even gives candidates the impression you are an collector of e-mail addresses, just like a malicious spam sender.
Inverted Pyramid approach.
Get down to business at once, tell what you are looking for.
who what where when questions immediately:
Oberwil ( Near Basel) Switzerlandis a bit vague. What do you want me to do? Calling your name out in the streets of Oberwil to get in contact with you?
CV pushers are always looking for many valid e-mail addresses.
Is this why you ask for a reply, even when people are not interested? Well, you did get your reply.
|Date:||Mon, 15 Aug 2005 16:53:26 +0200|
|From:||SUMit - Henk Jan Nootenboom||
|From:||"onyx finanz" <aon.912867123@**n.at>|
|To:||SUMit - Henk Jan Nootenboom|
|Subject:||Re: **SPAM** http://www.google.com/search?q=+cv+oracle+dutch&hl=en&lr=&start=270&sa=N|
|Date:||Mon, 15 Aug 2005 21:49:13 +0200||
Thank you for your reaction, but people with your mentality are of no use what so ever. Kind Regads Frans van Dooren President of Onyx Finanz AG in Switzerland
Now the most funny part: You classify your own writing style as spam. What a brilliant self-knowledge and admirable self-mockery. Your last words got me rolling on the floor with laughter. Well done Frans, a classic indeed!
Wonderful, wonderful. This message originates from one of the greater minds on our globe.
It radiates so much class that I fail to comprehend its full meaning.