Sometimes I think recruiters listen to too much of the band,Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP), and their hit song ‘Give It Away’ because they (the recuiters) are constantly dumping their candy in the lobby, opening their kimono, and giving away their candidates, their crown jewels. I’ve blogged about this before and especially about the unsoundness of emailing resumes.
Now, let’s say that for whatever unfathomable reason you refuse to follow my advice and decide to email anyway, then at least for the sake of your own business and that of your client as well, DO NOT include the candidate name, email address and phone number on the resume.
Why? One obvious reason often stated in recruitment handbooks is that the client will steal the candidate. Honest client won’t steal, you say? Well, maybe not today, but you can be sure that more often than not that resume will make its way into the client’s own resume repository where it may get poached later on.
But I digress because trust, and not candidate theft, is the number one reason to submit blindly (if in fact you decide to submit). Your client wants someone to trust, someone who is smart, someone who knows how to get candidates and won’t waste his or her time. You won’t get that trust by doing dumb stuff. You won’t get that trust by giving away your crown jewels. You will only get it if the client can see that you operate in an efficient business like manner.