Recently, our office has been bombarded by calls from headhunters. Funny thing is that it seems to be that they’re calling our developers one by one. And it was practically one after the other. They’ve been declining the offers because they’re happy working with us and yet we still kept getting those calls from headhunters during office hours!
Where the heck do these headhunters get info? From company websites, LinkedIn, etc. among other places perhaps. But for crying out loud, some of these headhunters even pretend they’re making personal calls, using aliases — one person has been mainly answering the phone and so she’d notice that the voice of the caller is the same.
Aiya. I know that the IT industry is having difficulty getting developers because of the attractive opportunities in Singapore but I personally think that even though it’s somehow flattering that our developers are being called up, it’s annoying when those headhunters just can’t even do their recruitment discreetly. I think that people will look for jobs when they want to and if you’re a headhunter, you should try other methods rather than calling the person’s office number. Really. That or make arrangements with the company if you want to hire a person maybe for staff augmentation or what-not. But seriously, if a person is looking for another job, he’d call you or respond to your email or call some other time.