I can’t make it to the event but can you please forward my resume Guy

Originally posted 2014-11-28 11:22:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

“I’d like to move us right along to a Peter Gibbons. Now we had a chance to meet this young man, and boy that’s just a straight shooter with upper management written all over him.” – Bob

So let me get this straight…

You don’t have a job?

You need a job?

Unemployment checks suck?

You have been emailing your resume daily to 100 job postings?

And it isn’t working?

So here comes along this group that let’s you actually MEET the recruiters and the hiring managers that are actually HIRING for these jobs and you can’t make it, but want them to receive your resume…because it worked so well the first time around, right?

I am going to let you in on a little secret right now, when those folks post a job online, they probably get 400+ resumes for each position. Some under-qualified, some perfect, and some over-qualified.

Have you ever read through 400 resumes, let alone 40, let alone 4? It isn’t fun.

So why do you think they welcome the opportunity to come to an event where they get the opportunity to actually MEET you? Where they can actually filter between the guy who is lying on his resume vs. the guy who might be the perfect fit for the job?

You see, recruiters get paid when they fill positions. They get requisition opportunities when companies realize they can deliver quality people quickly. The quicker the job gets filled, the quicker the recruiter gets paid. Plain and simple.

ITintheD.com developed into the cog that bridges the gap between reading through 400+ resumes and hiring the perfect candidate within a week. We have (accidentally) streamlined the entire recruiting process, simply because we put people in a room together and let them interact casually.

So let me ask you the question again, do you really think that blindly sending them your resume will sway you to that next job after the recruiters just met 20+ insanely qualified, charming and/or perfect candidates for the job that actually made the effort to come out to our event?

The people that came out are building relationships with these hiring managers while you are at home, on your comfy recliner…who is going to get the job?

What even makes us <shrug> in disbelief are the folks that actually come out to the events, find a comfortable corner in the room, then ask if they can have a list of all the recruiters that are there…Really? Really?

My favorite ‘Don’t Be That Guy’ entry was one that Dave wrote in April 2009 called The Recliner Principle

And I am going to quote:

You really, really want another beer……but the chair is really, really comfy……but you really, really want that beer……but…then you’d have to move…and probably never get quite that comfortable again…So, therein lays the dilemma – make the move to get what you want, or stay where you’re comfortable until something forces you to get off your butt like…well, it might just take the house starting to burn down to the ground around you, huh?See this guy?Don’t be that guy.

Get out of the recliner.Get that beer.

That’s what our meetings are all about, really – getting that beer.ITintheD.com – networking Detroit, one beer at a time. It’s not just a slogan or a motto, folks – it’s an encouragement to get out of that recliner.Hope to see you at one of our upcoming events…where, for the record, there are no recliners…but plenty of beer.

Hope you understand more what ITintheD.com is about and we really hope to meet you soon. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us anytime at contact@ITinTheD.com if you want to pick our brain.

So happy networking and please, we are begging you, don’t be that guy…

  1. Mike Feuti says


    I won 2 jobs from DetroitNet functions. Not 1 job … not a nibble … not a “wow that was cool; hopefully I’ll hear back some day” … but 2 jobs. In both cases I had the benefit of critical 1-on-1 time with the recruiter.

    Having a couple of drinks with a recruiter not only allows my name to bubble up to the top of the list, but it also affords me deeper insights about the job and the hiring business’ corporate culture. In this way I am able to build true enthusiasm as well as get a leg up on the research that we all need to do before walking into an interview.

    C’mon, you’re resume sucks anyway. Get out to the DetroitNet events and encourage the recruiters to do the right thing by hiring “you.”

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