Tools and Tips
for Jobseekers and Recruiters

Batch email tools

The following links are to obtain tools for the batch emailing of your resume to the email lists which follow:

Unix shell script — Sends messages to list separated by time interval to avoid overflowing the mail queue. After you download, set permissons to execute (chmod +x tx) and use the syntax tx <recruit.list> <message.file> "<subject>", substituting appropriate file names or strings for the elements in angle brackets.

If you don't have access to a machine on which you can do batch mailing, and can convince Jon Roland that you are committed to bringing this country into compliance with its Constitution, he might batch email your resume for you (if you send him an ASCII text file of your resume in a suitable format).

Recruiter email lists

The following lists are to be used as arguments to a batch routine like the ones listed above. Each contains less than 100 entries each, except the last, to hold down the size of the batch email jobs. They may be used to send resumes and notify recruiters of changes in your availability. Please report any errors or omissions to Jon Roland.

  1. Pauline Zamudio — A recruiter friend, but only does W-2 jobs.
  2. recruit0.lst — digits, A through I, Contract or W-2.
  3. recruit1.lst — J through Q, Contract or W-2.
  4. recruit2.lst — R through Z, Contract or W-2.
  5. w2-only.lst — These recruit only for W-2 jobs, no contracts.
  6. offered.lst — Recent extract of posters to various jobs offered newsgroups. Mostly recruiters but some directs.
  7. recruiters.txt — Another recent extract of recruiters.

Tips

  1. How to compose ads for jobs
  2. How to screen jobseekers
  3. How to contact job offerors
  4. If you are "overqualified"