Recruitment emails

Like many IT professionals, I’m on the radar of recruitment companies. I don’t mind, sometimes I get some interesting work through this route. I’m less keen on the recruitment companies who bombard me with emails about roles I’m not really suited for, it shows that they haven’t really done their homework.


A while ago, I got this email. It must be the ultimate catch all email.

Dear Kevin

We are currently searching for a JOB TITLE to work in CITY, COUNTRY for DURATION plus extensions. This is a fantastic contract opportunity for a large multi-national client.

The ideal candidate must have the following skills: SHORT JOB DESCRIPTION.

If you are interested in this position, please respond within 24 hours with a short motivation letter and your CV in Word format so MBA can contact you.

MBA do have a policy to fulfill job requests within 24 hours therefore a quick response is important.

Alternatively, you can call us on the number below.

MBA does apologise when this job does not match your profile. However, if you have any colleagues who may be interested in this contract opportunity; please forward this email to them. If they are successfully placed at our client site, we will award you with £150.00 (180 Euros).

Thank you for your time and we hope to hear from you soon,

It made feel all warm and fuzzy inside to know that the recruiter had actually read my CV and then sent me a carefully targeted position.