Originally Posted by TMNT
In the IT world, this happens often. At first it kinda bothered me, but now I've just gotten use to it. Sometimes, these recruiters actually have good positions worth considering (if you're looking). Their game is to call around hoping to run into someone with a potential background match who would consider a new job.
These folks get their names from many sources like jigsaw, linkedin, or any other contact database. If you sign up for professional newsletters, organizations, conferences, events, ect. that's how these folks get those names.
I get recruited alot and taken the jobs a couple times and I am actively being recruited as of a couple weeks ago. I will entertain the ideas and if the position seems worth it and the pay is an improvement, sometimes it may be worth it and if the company has the opportunity for growth that I am looking for. . .