Meta-Tag, You're It!

   In a rather "meta" twist, I am now getting spammed by so-called recruiters who want me to be... a recruiter.  Maybe I'll go do that and have a successful career spamming more high-tech consultants to lure them into becoming spammy recruiters, and they'll spam two friends, and they'll spam two friends, and so on, and so on, until the entire world is spammy recruiters!  Sure, I'll hop right on that, soon as I retire from selling cars.
From: Drew Mahoney via Monster <letters@route.monster.com>
Reply-to: Drew@outsource.net
To: [me]
Date: Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 12:56 PM
Subject: Recruiting & Sales Opportunity MRID#5tevqtk3us2c3azb

I noticed your resume on Monster.com and have a great Recruiting and Sales opportunity in our Virginia office. Outsource is on the hunt for college educated, energetic leaders who are self-motivated and looking for a long term career in sales or recruitment.

Outsource is one of the fastest-growing staffing companies in the country. We place engineers, project managers, and technicians across the nation from our sixteen locations.

In your career at Outsource, you start by sourcing and recruiting candidates for our clients to gain a fundamental understanding of our business and what we do. From there, you will have the opportunity to move into senior recruiting, account management, inside or outside sales, regional sales, regional recruitment management and eventually into regional management or operations management.

Shortly after your hire date, you will be flown out to our Los Angeles Headquarters for a week and a half of training.

Compensation and Benefits:
  • Competitive base salary plus commission (you can more than double your base with commission)
  • Year-end possible bonus including an all-expenses-paid reward trip. The last two trips have been hosted in Cancun.
  • Medical/dental/vision benefits
  • Matching 401k plan
  • Seven paid holidays
  • Vacation/Sick time

If you are a hard worker, play well with others, are passionate about advancing your career and are fun, we want to meet you!

With that said, a career at Outsource is not for everyone. Our most successful team members are able to creatively problem solve, have strong management and leadership skills and are sincerely passionate about personal and professional growth. Why shouldn't you make money AND love doing it?

Please check out our website at www.outsource.net.

If you are interested, please email me a copy of your most recent resume to drew@outsource.net and give me a call at 303-800-8527.

Thank you,
Drew Mahoney
Talent Acquisition Specialist

Letter Value: 9183A9-1D51E
   Thank you ever so much, Drew Mahoney <drew@outsource.net>, for helping narrow down my choice of what headhunters to listen to when they tout a position, or maybe to hire when I need to farm out some work or possibly even bring some employees on board.  It certainly will not be Outsource.  Given their recruiting tactics, I can only imagine what quality of recruiter I'd be dealing with... since they may have gotten there by being stupid enough to fall for spam.

   And OBTW, Drew... I already "make money AND love doing it"!  Almost as much as I love exposing vegetables posing as recruiters, for what they really are.


Beep Beep, Beep Beep, NO!

   Insurance companies aren't the only industry with recruiters spamming me a lot over the years.  Even aside from my actual industry, I occasionally get come-ons from car dealerships.  Of course I'd just love to give up my six-figure income doing work I enjoy, from home, to be a car salesman (right after I'm done with my other careers selling insurance, taking tickets on trains, etc.).

   At least, that's what today's special spotlight subject seems to think.  So, in true spammer style, she throws her crap against any handy wall to see if it will stick:
From: Jessica Collins via Monster <letters@route.monster.com>
Reply-to: Jessicacollins@themanusgroup.com
To: [me]
Date: Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 2:17 PM
Subject: Job Opportunity at Koons Tyson Toyota Scion MRID#5tevqtk3us2c3azb

I saw your resume on Monster.com and would like for you to consider a sales position with Koons Tyson Toyota Scion as a career option. You may not be aware, but people with various backgrounds and career experiences can adapt their skill sets to enjoy a successful career in Automotive Sales.

Our philosophy is to train, coach, mentor and support each person to maximize their potential and skills. Winning teams don't just happen, they are created by skilled leaders who know how to motivate, inspire and guide others to phenomenal success. As a result, our employees are the largest part of our success.

We are looking for individuals with various skill sets that are willing to make a career change and would consider this opportunity. Don’t worry if you do not have Automotive Sales experience, because we will train you! The Manus Group, a professional recruiting and sales training firm, will be assisting our dealership with selecting the right candidates and providing the fundamental training necessary to begin a new career with a solid and confident foundation. Fundamental Sales Training and all materials are provided to you free of charge. To learn more about The Manus Group, your trainer and the success of previous graduates of The Manus Group, please visit The Manus Group Automotive Training and FAQ.

Interviews will be held on Monday, June 23rd but no later than Tuesday, June 24th between the times of 10:00am and 6:00pm. During the interview, additional information will be provided including details on the $7,500 salary while training. Please respond to this email if you would like to attend.

Thank you for your time,

Jessica Collins
The Manus Group
National Recruiter

ALL interviews will be held at: (for directions go to mapquest.com)

Koons Tyson Toyota Scion

8610 Leesburg Pike
Vienna VA 22182

The Manus Group has been retained as a consultant to and a provider of services for Koons Tyson Toyota Scion. Content of this letter and fulfillment of any offers of employment are the sole responsibility of Koons Tyson Toyota Scion.

Letter Value: 90FCAB-65239
   Too bad I'm too honest to sell used, er excuse me I mean "pre-owned", cars.  If I could stoop that low, then maybe I could also stoop even lower, and spam.

   Thank you ever so much, Jessica Collins, for helping narrow down my choice of where to buy my next car.  It certainly will not be from Koons Tyson Toyota Scion, at least if they're still using the services of spammers such as yourself.