Igot an e-mail from a close friend, introducing a cousin who had recently been made redundant. I wrote back asking for a résumé to review. The response (e-mail, not text) from the prospective candidate went, and I quote, “thx 4 yr mssg, will snd CV sson. Am alrdy in touch w yr collg." During our subsequent call, which he conducted in a noisy restaurant, he refused to share his compensation details, was bitter that we had no jobs to immediately show him, and wondered what the point was in engaging with a so-called reputed placement agency. Deep breaths.