Good luck, Brian!

I got this email at work yesterday pitching a job candidate to me for my current position and decided to have a little fun with it this morning.

From: CJ
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 4:45 PM
Subject: Systems Administrator

Good Afternoon,

I hope this message finds you well. I understand that you are currently recruiting a systems administrator and I have a couple of really great candidates in mind that would be perfect for the position.

One individual in particular stands out among the group. His name is Brian and he has over 12 years of network administration, project management, desktop support, helpdesk, and end-user training experience. He has a BS in IT and holds several certifications, including MCITP Enterprise Desktop Administration 7 and MCITP Sever Administration on Windows Server 2008. In addition, he holds several virtualization certifications.

Please let me know if you would like to learn more information about Brian or if you would like to hear about other candidates at various levels of systems administration experience and expertise.



Very Large Employment Placement Company
Account Executive, Consulting Services

From: TGNP
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 4:45 PM
To: CJ
Subject: RE: Systems Administrator

Hello CJ!

I hope this message finds you well. The rumors of my recruiting for a systems administrator are greatly exaggerated, since that would be highly counter-productive to my continued employment in our currently downward-spiraling economy.

After scanning over Brian’s list of qualifications, I’m positive that you will be able to find him gainful employment, provided his social skills are as up-to-par as his technical repertoire. (We both know those IT people are hit-or-miss with social skills, am I right?)

Perhaps it might be a more efficient tactic to target your attempts to market him via email a bit more, rather than sending out mass communications and hoping to hit upon the right fit. However, I’m a network administrator and could be completely off-base. (We network admins tend to think we know everything.)

Good luck in your search and give Brian my best!

Network Administrator
The Company That Employs Me


Side note: CJ called me back almost immediately and said that I made his day.

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