Why I Just Love Executive Recruiters

I don’t. I’ve been on both sides, as hiring authority and as candidate, and I’ve never hidden my opinion that far too many of them have no clue what they are doing. Like this one who sent me an email solicitation today:

The Company is a leading provider of novel posterior non- fusion spinal implant solutions for the global spine market…

Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer

The Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer is a new position. In addition to the normal financial reporting acumen, the ideal candidate will be expected to have experience in capital formation, specifically the Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) process, and mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”).

Well, thank you Mr … I don’t know how I got on your list, but if you had even remotely checked my profile, you’d know there’s zero fit here. You should get a job – outside recruiting.

P.S. Yes, I know there are good firms, and there is a need for them, and I duly respect the good ones. But this profession is overdue for a housecleaning. smile_sad

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