cards fan by association: It's like the first day I updated my linkedin to include a few things with the word "design" in them, I get 4-5 e-mails. If they bothered to read further, they'd see that I only have a year of experience and am not a good fit for their sr. Engineer position that requires relocation.
ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: That has pretty much been my experience with recruiters. The best ones are when they've just looked for languages/technologies keywords - leading to me getting emails for 'Senior Developer' positions during college.
OgreMagi: Years ago I was contacted by a head hunter about a tech position. Based on the description of the position, I was absolutely perfect for the job. Which was no surprise since it was the job I was leaving.
OgreMagi: Years ago I was contacted by a head hunter about a tech position. Based on the description of the position, I was absolutely perfect for the job. Which was no surprise since it was the job I was leaving. I told her that it was obvious she wasn't doing the most basic function of her job which is to screen the resumes before contacting anyone and that she should never again contact me for any job.
gingerjet: Every job I've had in the last 10 years was found through someone I know. On the flip side - every employee I've hired in the last 10 years was not found through a recruiter./memo to amazon.com recruiting staff: nothing on my resume says "application engineer" so stop badgering me
Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Those who have skills, work.Those who don't, recruit.
Linux_Yes: who you know and who knows you. or sometimes, who you blow and who blows you. hopefully, it won't turn into a popularity contest down the road.
RoxtarRyan: Don't use recruiting companies... the most they will get you is a shiat temp job for crap money and no benefits. However, they will sell your info to the lowest bidder simply because they can. They are used car salesmen, except in this case, the salesmen don't often sell your credit history so every other car salesmen in the world. So really, they are worse then used car salesmen.
Fark_Guy_Rob: I obtained my current job through a recruiter. A sleazy recruiter who tweaked my resume to make me seem like a better fit, and then coached me on some interview questions based on what other candidates had been asked. I later learn, had he not modified my resume, they wouldn't have interviewed me. The questions he feed me really did help me at the interview and I ended up getting a job that I CLEARLY WOULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN OTHERWISE.
postnobills: I get a lot of emails from recruiters, not quite the one a day the guys in TFA are getting but at least a couple a week. Thing is, I want them - I am in desperate need of a job but none of them have been able to deliver. About 15 out of the hundreds have landed me an interview but I can't seem to get hired for love or money. That may have something to do with being in infrastructure rather than software but it's been almost a year and I'm really getting worried.
Linux_Yes: postnobills: I get a lot of emails from recruiters, not quite the one a day the guys in TFA are getting but at least a couple a week. Thing is, I want them - I am in desperate need of a job but none of them have been able to deliver. About 15 out of the hundreds have landed me an interview but I can't seem to get hired for love or money. That may have something to do with being in infrastructure rather than software but it's been almost a year and I'm really getting worried.all those tax cuts for the wealthy/big business folks over the last 30 years have really paid off in job creation.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKCvf8E7V1g&list=PLfLRo1Q-oUY2BA6oGSL G- cse5KDR-HkrA (SFW)
gingerjet: /memo to amazon.com recruiting staff: nothing on my resume says "application engineer" so stop badgering me
Linux_Yes: its the 40+ folks who have to worry about keeping their jobs and keeping recuiters happy. you can tell them to eat sh*t......for now.in 'merica, its about Youth.
lordargent: a job market desperate for coders, developers, developers, developers, designers, and engineers.// something was wrong with the article, so I fixed it
poot_rootbeer: The Groupon recruiter should have known not only who DHH was, but also that he's a dick and you don't want him working for you.
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