Recruiters at Socials, Was: Recruiter spam

Greg McCarroll greg at
Sat May 24 11:44:59 BST 2008

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 01:21:38PM +0100, Simon Wilcox wrote:
> I received a spam today from a recruitment consultant in which he said 
> he'd sourced my details from the web site. Which is obviously 
> the people page:

He'd also like to attend a meeting, I've informed him we are sold out
on the 29th but there is a social meeting coming up. Until now I've
given advice to recruiters on an ad-hoc basis, but I thought i'd try
to get some agreement on what advice/rules people want,

Here are my starting thoughts,

     * Social meetings are open to anyone.

     * If people are using them for a commercial purpose, then it's
       considered good form to throw something extra into the kitty.

     * People conducting commercial activities should remember that
       mongers are typically unwinding after a hard days work, so a
       hard sell is not welcome.

     * It's considered bad manners to join a group who are chatting
       and to ignore the current topic and simply steer the
       conversation to your objective as fast as possible. Even if you
       are coming to a meeting for a purely commercial reason please
       attempt to get involved.

How does this sound? If we can get some agreement (or its obvious we
won't) I'll take what we have and make an FAQ for this matter.


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