Re: Maybe they'll start reading CVs, too ...
I can't stand those recruiters. I got my current job (and my first IT job) just under 2 years ago. After getting this job I removed my 'looking for work' stuff from all the job hunting sites. Sadly many recruitment agencies still have my CV on file. So I'm randomly getting emails and texts saying. "Hey, we have a great junior c# role in bounemouth which we think you'd be perfect for, call us back with job ref XXXXXX"
Which normally results in my sending back. "I have a job, I got one almost 2 years ago, could you please remove me from your system" nobody ever removes me from their system.
Additionally a lot of companies have no clue what they require. One place I had an interview with was a startup company. They had some newly patented tech they'd made, and they'd written an application in VB6.0 to run it. The people who made the application were not softies, they were technies.
Anyway, the job would require, re-writing their entire codebase in C#, then maintaining it and updating it as needed. They were looking for a graduate engineer and were offering 16k. As desperate as I was for a job, I wasn't that desperate. Told the recruitment agency when they called me back, "no interested in the job, they have no idea what they need. If anything for what they're doing they want to hire in at least a software engineer, maybe even fork out for a contracter to rewrite it correctly and then pass it on to a software engineer to maintain. They definately did not want a graduate, and they probably want to up their wage offer if they want somebody decent."
About 6 months later I got a call from a different recruitment agency offering me a job in bournmouth paying 20k in X field. I asked if it was with 'Company name' when they said yes, I told them the exact same thing I told the last recruiter, 20k isn't enough, and they don't need a junior engineer, they need a senior if they want it done right.
I imagine they changed recruiters because the last one couldn't find anyone
dumb enough who fit the criteria.