Information Technology Recruiter.
A person that knows nothing about technology and is unable to learn technology.
A pretender - one who attempts to "talk the talk" with IT people, but earns no respect.
A person that has little or no common sense.
A talent-less leach that makes money from the talents of IT people.
A person who believes that you have 4 years of experience with Windows 2003...
A person who tries to push you into a dead-end entry level job even though you have over 10 years of IT experience.
A person that will call you up to ask you things that are detailed on your resume (that they didn’t read).
A person that will ask you if you are interested in a (low end) job 300 miles from the major city that you live in despite the fact that you indicated that you were NOT interested in relocating.
A person who doesnt know what a BOX is.
In November of 2003, this moron calls me and asks me a bunch of stupid questions. When he asks me how many years of experience I had with Windows Server 2003, I thought he was joking, so I said: "FOUR". He didnt laugh and he didnt question me...
...So I said to the loser as he carried his belongings to his car after being fired: "Hey Tom - NOW do you know what a BOX is!? It's what you're carrying!"
A person who continually is confused with an employee of the unemployment office. Out of work IT people who do not have the skills to result in employment will often direct their frustration towards an IT recruiter for not being able to find them a job.
IT Recruiter: Sorry, (person lacking skills) but the client wasnt interested in interviewing you.
Person lacking skills: Well, then can you try to find me something else
IT Recruiter: Finding a job for you is your job not mine, the client pays me for filling their positions, not finding you a job.
Someone who "talks the talk" which the IT people can't. We are the people that protect the candidates and negotiate on their behalf. (There are some that just don't care where you work, how much you make, etc they just want a commission) but there are others out there who still care and have moral fiber.
I placed a candidate with a client of mine recently. He was really excited and wanted it to go permanent. We negotiated with the Management to have him brought in full time.
I asked the candidate how much he'd like for perm salary he said "70-75k" well I knew the range so got him 85k a year instead. I was elated to find him a position he liked for more that he was asking. That is the fun part of my job!!