I have seen more than my fair share of flaky recruiters over the years. I consider most recruiters to be on the same level as used car saleman.
I am sure I am going to get flack for this; but, the absolute worst are recruiters from the Asian sub-continent. Most of them have no culturally assimilated into the American business model and treat candidates as if they were tenant farmers. I have had several over the years call my phone several times and fail to leave messages. They just hang up when the phone's voice mail picks up. I think they believe that high-quality candidates are simply breathlessly awaiting the phone to ring.
This is a very sad state; as, I have worked with, know and respect the hard work of several recruiters I have dealt with over the years. It isn't an easy job to match high-quality candidates with demanding employers.
I would advise the TR peer to send his resume to Tim's firm and just hang up if either of those other firms call him back.
Maybe I need to start a blog called Unprofessional Recruiters and put a spotlight on the bad ones.
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