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Dear BDE

Hello. 


If you’re the BDE who has emailed me not once, but twice, to offer me IT recruiting services for coders:


What on earth?


You took the trouble to congratulate me on a recent work anniversary. Thanks for that, I guess.

You also took the trouble to respond to your earlier sincere email and forward that inline with your second email to me, as if maybe I didn’t see it and that including it would guilt me into a response.


Your email is well-crafted, spelled correctly, and is short enough to not be annoying or confusing.


But exactly what in my LinkedIn profile, that is 100% sales focused, completely IC, leads you to believe that I have any influence on or interest in IT hiring solutions?


PSA:  hone in on your target audience.  You’re absolutely wasting your time with outreach to the wrong person.  The only thing you’ll get from me, if you’re not here at Bravado, is crickets.  If you are here, you’re going to get some incredulity and a firm suggestion to do a better job.

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CoorsKing
WR Officer
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Retired King of the Coors Knights
Probably got a massive non-scrubbed marketing list and is sending Hail Marys at EOY to try and get their AE to flip them another meeting lol. “Trust me (AE) this is a good meeting, we can use this to learn more about the company and maybe get an internal intro”

I got hit up the other day asking if I wanted to take a demo for a CRM. For those of you who know where I work, this made me laugh for multiple reasons.
Sunbunny31
Politicker
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Sr Sales Executive
Yeah, I realize this is just blasting...but going back into the previously sent email in order to paste the new one on top, and then "personalize" it by congratulating me on my work anniversary...

Well, at least maybe I helped some poor BDE make a target email number.   

I guess it highlights how silly many of these batch & blast emails truly are.
funcoupons
WR Officer
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👑
Tell me why I read that as Big Dick Energy… 

Great PSA, although I’m afraid it’s going to fall on deaf ears. The dummies who do this shit don’t generally have good, if any reading comprehension skills. 

Just the other day I had a recruiter say I’d be a “great fit” for a customer service role she was hiring for. Why, because i also use the phone for my job? I don’t even have the energy to respond to that dumb shit anymore. 


Sunbunny31
Politicker
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Sr Sales Executive
I have enough energy to bring it here so that they can be mocked.
Filth
Politicker
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Live Filthy or Die Clean
I mean your statements here make me think of Meat Loaf's "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad". 

Sure it would be great to have all that crafted messaging go to the right person, but if its automated or being done in bulk (which is how I do it in the cold spaces) I'd say good for whoever is sending them. I'll craft a beautiful sniper like approach for a particular prospect but I'm not above machinegunning some messaging out to see what hits.

All that being said, I do try to target people in the right industry but I'm sure I've let em fly to complete randoms.
Sunbunny31
Politicker
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Sr Sales Executive
RIP Meatloaf.
I’m sure the email is from marketing, with direction to target certain accounts and then personalize by looking at the LinkedIn profile. So far so good…but then what a waste of time to keep chasing a career AE. Yawn.
Filth
Politicker
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Live Filthy or Die Clean
I did always find it funny that if your title was "territory manager" you would get recruiting/sales material as if you were an actual sales manager or had any say in my company's process/decision making.
Sunbunny31
Politicker
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Sr Sales Executive
I mean, at least that makes sense if someone doesn't understand what a "territory manager" is, and focuses on the title, probably being told by their own management to target "manager and above".   Not quite sure why a title like "Sales Executive" or "Account Executive" would get any attention, unless this really is a novice who thinks "AE" is "Executive Level" for targeting.   
Filth
Politicker
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Live Filthy or Die Clean
Fair point. To get around this confusion we should create a new title called "Sales Executor" or "Sales Executioner" ...ooo man that would be such a kick ass role to have on a business card:

                                     F!LtH
                            Sales  Executioner
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
Prob works with the recruiters that try to offer me bullshit jobs.