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August 23, 2006

My Favorite Recruiter Emails

Well, my contract ends on September 29. Considering the way things are going at the company where I work, there's no chance it'll be extended. So I'm looking for another job.

Over the last year I've received about 1,482,199 emails from various headhunters trying to place me into inappropriate jobs. It's hard to decide which is my favorite email, but I've narrowed it down to four:

1. Today I got a request for a Java developer. The job requires 10 years of Java experience. I don't know why the sender thinks I have any Java experience at all: it sure ain't on my resume.

2. Yesterday I received an email which began "I don't have any details for the Perl Position." He did manage to note that the location is Memphis, Tennessee. That was all I needed to see. Next.

3. A few weeks ago I got a description for a job in Seattle. The company wants an experienced Perl programmer, but will only pay entry-level wages because the language is Perl. Good luck on that one, guys.

4. Yesterday a guy sent me the exact same email for the same job FOUR SEPARATE TIMES over the course of two hours. Pay attention!

It's going to be an interesting job hunt.

Permalink | Posted by Joe at August 23, 2006 03:44 PM


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