Firstly, these are just resumes from a database that a recruiter has been able to do a simple keyword match for. The resume itself may be a few years old, it may be inaccurate, and usually the recruiter has no idea about the current situation of the owner of that resume. They also have no idea if this person is within your budget, is still contactable, is interested in working for your company, could start in time for your needs, or is even a good culture fit. For these reasons we find “resume farming” to be a considerable waste of time. We do however, understand that a quick database search for benchmarking or to see if rare skills are available can be worthwhile.
Nevertheless, we never just send resumes to you. Before we present a resume, we need to understand the human element behind it. We like to fully screen a potential candidate so that we can provide you with the essential information you need to consider whilst reviewing the resume of any potential candidate. Therefore, we always speak with the candidate to check the accuracy of information in their resume, to see if they may be interested in the opportunity to work for you, to check their availability, as well as their current and expected earnings and benefits packages. A short behavioral and skills-based interview is also done in order to determine their suitability for your role, and to check for the right culture-fit. Only once we have this information do we feel it is time to share a resume with you. At this stage it is not just a resume, it has become an introduction to a well-suited, vetted and informed candidate who is now in a position to be screened by you for the role. Our vetted candidates eliminate time wasting associated with reviewing resumes of candidates who have not even been contacted about the role they are being presented for.
For these reasons we never shoot simple, keyword matched resumes at you from the hip. We are thorough, detailed and eager to look into all the factors that determine a true match for your business needs, your culture and for the specific role itself.