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    Does anyone actually respond to this kind of thing from Pimps?


    I have read your profile with interest and I am keen to understand your profile further so I can direct relevant opportunities in your direction.

    I propose having a conversation to ascertain what opportunities would be of interest to you personally.

    When do you have time for us to speak

    Personally I prefer the ones who say "I have a gig at x location at n per day - are you interested?" but maybe I missing something.

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    I just ignore them. If they have a genuine opportunity they will say so.

    Queue someone coming along to say they responded and got an awesome gig...

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    Cue others who say that said pimp told them that their CV needed improving and for a mere £799...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    Cue others who say that said pimp told them that their CV needed improving and for a mere £799...
    ....but if you sign up during this call, we'll give you a £100 discount....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    Cue others who say that said pimp told them that their CV needed improving and for a mere £799...
    I sell them an improved patter for a mere £699.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bean
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    Still gathering requirements...

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    from experience if they do not mention anything about the gig 2-3 min into a call than there isn’t one. Just their office looking busy exercise, want to earn my stripes chores, give me two references before... or the newest one: where else are you interviewing...?
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    Last edited by cojak; 1st November 2019 at 06:43. Reason: Less of that tap room talk please.

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    For agents who call me, once or twice (like 2% of the time) they're genuine. They haven't produced any gigs for me yet, but I've had calls with no phishing, they kept in contact every few weeks and checked I was still available. I think some agencies that work in select markets or with specific roles keep a 'hot list'.

    The rest of the time is a waste of time. Up to you. When the market is like this I entertain a few calls just out of boredom. You get good at spotting the tricks and the noobs. Can be useful for saving yourself time in future, cutting calls short etc.

    If its an email like that one, I just delete them even when the market is awful.
    Last edited by CheeseSlice; 31st October 2019 at 23:56.

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    The cheek of it!

    After a speculative call with no role just introducing himself, the pimp sends me this!

    “Thanks so much for your time today, I really do appreciate it.

    I have updated your info onto my system with your up to date CV

    If you could get me across some names of previous Mangers that would be extremely helpful.

    I think you are a fantastic candidate and I want to actively try and find you some opportunities so it would help with that greatly.

    Look forward to hearing from you.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJohn View Post
    If you could get me across some names of previous Mangers that would be extremely helpful.
    Send him first names only, and don't name clients.

    "My previous managers were Bob, Jim, Samantha and Suzy. HTH".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoplesoft bloke View Post
    Does anyone actually respond to this kind of thing from Pimps?


    I have read your profile with interest and I am keen to understand your profile further so I can direct relevant opportunities in your direction.

    I propose having a conversation to ascertain what opportunities would be of interest to you personally.

    When do you have time for us to speak

    Personally I prefer the ones who say "I have a gig at x location at n per day - are you interested?" but maybe I missing something.
    In a word, No.

    But I do sympathise with all Lead Generation activities. Indeed I empathise, having done this in lifetimes' past.

    But No.

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