Update (October 2011): Time passes and companies change. I should point out that this blog post was written a long time ago. I’m assured by Huntress that they have addressed the issues I mention below and are a much better company to work with these days. It’s certainly many years since I received an inappropriate email from them.
A couple of months ago, I wrote this entry about the Huntress Group and how they were pissing me off.
Well, having published that piece everything went quiet. I didn’t get any more unsuitable job requirements sent to me from Huntress. Until yesterday.
So when I replied to the agent yesterday, I pointed out what I’d written about them and also that this page ranked rather highly in a Google search for “Huntress Group“. Within a couple of hours I had their contracts director on the phone apologising and explaining what was happening.
It seems that Huntress agents have been removing my details from their database each time I requested it, but that because Huntress share their database with other agencies through iProfile then each time my profile was updated by another agency, then iProfile sent Huntress a new copy. Frankly that all makes me a bit nervous about dealing with any agency that uses iProfile, but the Huntress director assures me that he will ask iProfile to ensure that my details never get sent back to them again.
That still leaves us with the problem of Huntress agents assuming that I’m a good match for an SAP role simply because my CV contains the letters ‘S’, ‘A’, and ‘P’, but the director I spoke to agreed that this was unacceptable and promised to do what he can to put a make sure that they look a bit more closely at a CV before assuming it’s a match for a job requirement.
So, all in all, I feel a little happier about the Huntress Group. But I think I should take a closer look at how IProfile works.