Insulting email from “Hire Excellence” – help THEM place a candidate, get $50!

I got this email recently from an employment agency called “Hire Excellence”, located in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Help THEM place a candidate, and probably put many thousands of dollars into THEIR pocket, and YOU get $50!

Now if THAT isn’t insulting…… I get $50 for giving them a candidate reference that nets them thousands???? How do I get into this business? Sounds like it beats working at a real job! HOW INSULTING!

From: Whitney

Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 1:52 PM


Subject: Where are you?

Dear John,

With the job market opening up, we are finding a shortage of exceptional talent to fill our positions. Since we have worked together in the past, we wanted to reach out to you specifically to find out what your current career status is and if you would be interested in learning about new opportunities again.

I am sure things have changed a lot since we last spoke; with this in mind, we would like to get updated information from you including your current role and career interests.

If you are not interested in exploring a new career at this time perhaps you may know of someone who is.

    We offer a $50 referral bonus for anyone you refer that we place.

I would love an update from you either way, so that our records are current.

Thank you – look forward to hearing from you soon!


Whitney McClung | Recruiting Specialist

Hire eXcellence, Inc.

750 W. Lake Cook Road, Ste. 105

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

( 847.537.2500 ext. 229

7 847.537.2503



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About johnvkaravitis

Senior Financial Analyst: Energy, Insurance, IT consulting, Pharmaceuticals, Publishing, Real Estate
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