As we tumble through the post-busy season spring, an untold number of recruiters are on the hunt for accounting professionals whose asses can fill the empty seats of their clients. Recruiters use a number of different tactics when pursuing talented accountants but one of the trickiest parts of this cat and mouse game has to be cold calling candidates. The obvious goal for any recruiter to sound like you've got something enticing to share with Jim or Jane, CPA but not come on so strong that you give him or her the creeps.
From: [Recruiter]Date: Fri, May 10, 2013Subject: [Candidate], I'm interested in youTo: [Candidate][Candidate],Your career is impressive. I'm compelled to reach out to you.
I'm also fortunate to lead a team of highly successful professionals. Passionate about opening new career doors for people like you. Doors to opportunities that help move you forward toward realizing your goals professionally and personally.Our specialty is public accounting. We have contacts with over 5000 firms in every region of the US. Managing Partners who are glad to pay our referral fee, because the outstanding professionals we refer, also help them move forward toward realizing their goals.Our first step is to speak. Tell us what's important to you.We're ready to listen – when is convenient for you?Best regards,[Recruiter]