I got an interesting email from an agency trying to drum up business. They sent me this email:
In response to your recent posting, I wanted to
take a few minutes to let you know that I have a number of resources who
appear to fit your position. Attached below, you will find a sample of
Integration resources I currently have available.
The Sheffield Group specializes in sourcing, recruiting and placing Integration resources on a direct hire basis.
We currently have a database of thousands of Integration candidates, populated daily with qualified resources from across the country, some with the hardest to find skill sets.
To search this database, click here www.thesheffieldgroup.com.
Director, Placement Services
The Sheffield Group
(866) 539-xxxx x.232
This company gives employers the ability to search candidates on their database. Then, if you are interested in their candidate you call their agency and they'll provide you a candidate - for a fee of course. Whether this approach works or not - I don't know. I do know is that I get emails (Spam) like this all the time. Now maybe if they sent a similar email to current clients, or to what I call "friends" (called by some as potential clients; then maybe it could work better. I would only send an email like this to someone if you feel you are really serving them.
Here is the above company's search database again: