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Bunyon Recruiting… what the?!

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A supporter of  Even It up! has been fascinated by the recruitment practices of Bunyon Recruitment.  The Director (?) sent her a number of emails about being unsuccessful in winning a position (check The Lowdown for further information).  Our friend forwarded a number of emails (which are reproduced here) which really makes one wonder what the..?!

Email No 1:

Hi Jobseeker,

Thank you so much for your application with Bunyon Recruitment for the position.

We always endeavour to provide you a prompt, professional and caring service and this process has taken a much longer process than usual.

Please accept our apologies for this delay but due to circumstances that were beyond our control, we were unable to update you in the normal time frame.

Your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful but we shall keep you in mind for a future position should you be still available and interested.

Thank you for taking the time and effort to submit your application to Bunyon Recruitment and we wish you all the best in your future endeavours!

If there is anything we can assist you with, please do not hesitate to give me a call.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Email No 2 (Sent a couple of seconds after Email No 1):

Dear Jobseeker

You would have just received a delayed job notification of the above position but I just remembered that I did call you to discuss the BDM role and the position was too far away for you.

So I don’t want you to think that I have forgotten you or our conversation.

We just heard that there may be a BDM role coming up next year and I’m not sure of your status whether you have secured a sales position already but if you haven’t and may still be available next year, I will be in touch with you then if you could be interested.

Thanks so much for taking the time and effort to put forward your application to us and unfortunately the distance is too far for you.

Do have an excellent Christmas and New Year break and I look forward to your response!


At this point our jobseeker informed the consultant that she had the wrong person.  Not only was she never called to chat about the position, our jobseeker friend had to call the company to find out what was going on.

Email No 3 (Sent the next day):

Thanks very much for your response and I realise that I had offended you which I need to apologize and I have started an email in response to what you had openly shared which is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

If we never hear back from you openly, we can’t improve on our service and explain or correct any unintended disappointments.

You should get my response email tomorrow. I’m glad you have secured another position, that’s great to hear.

Our friend is still waiting for that next email!  Clearly, the consultant also needs to check the Even It Up! website!


Written by evenitup

December 21, 2008 at 3:27 pm

Sometimes email is downright rude!

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We hear all the time about how long it takes for jobseekers to apply for positions.  Most jobs require (at a minimum) responding to selection criteria.  With government jobs its generally like writing a sequel to War and Peace (although we do acknowledge that some departments have lifted their game and only require a cover letter – hooray!).

Given that it takes so long to put an application together (hours – sometimes days), we are disappointed to hear that many people are being advised they are not successful (for both interviews and positions) by email.  We know email’s free, we know that it’s quick, we know that it’s easy, but it’s a bit disrespectful.  Jobseekers deserve at least a letter to show that you appreciate their effort. 

There should be a rule – the more selection criteria a jobseeker has to answer, the more they deserves a personal response – something with a stamp on it!

Written by evenitup

December 3, 2008 at 2:01 am