These usually read something like 'f**k you' or 'Up yours a*s hole' or 'remove me immediately you 'sh*t' or 'How'd you get my name you %^&*?'
Shocked? So was I. But they're still my favorites. They could have remembered taking my assessment, may have associated it with a job they were applying for, or, the mostly likely explanation is that this is their standard response to an email - even when it's from someone providing a professional tip in their line of work.
Were their responses any different from how they would likely treat a telemarketer who called? I would guarantee they would respond in much the same manner on the phone. If I were to perform a cross-reference on these rude, indignant, impolite and unprofessional salespeople, we would likely discover that the results of their assessment were quite poor.
Now you might be thinking that they behaved in this manner because of their poor assessment results but I would strongly disagree. Candidates aren't provided with their results so they wouldn't have known how strong or weak they were. Their reactions to an email or phone call suggest that the root cause is their hate of being sold to. It's that simple. I know for a fact that if they are in sales and they hate being sold to, they are pitiful salespeople. How do I know? They overcompensate by 180 degrees. They make sure that they don't do what successful salespeople do. They don't ask questions. They don't qualify. They don't close. They take lots of put-offs. They take their prospects at face value. And they believe they are performing a service. Result? They experience very few successes at selling while they might actually be OK at account management.
How many of those sales frauds are working at your company?