Google Recruitment Potshots
I have to say I’m getting a little sick of Google recruitment spam. Does anyone else get pestered every few months by the behemoth? I suppose I should blame Bob or someone for trying to get a referral bonus.
Case in point, this morning in my inbox:
My name is Cam Bowman and I am a Recruiter for the Google.com Engineering team. I wanted to follow up on an email I sent to you in November. You have a very impressive resume and we are looking for people with experience such as yours. Let me know if you would like to discuss the opportunities with our team.
Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.
Now this is fascating as a) I’ve never sent a resume to Google, b) I haven’t written a resume for myself in almost 8 years, and c) any recruiter worth their salt would be able to see I’m probably not worth their time.
I guess going from 10k people to 20k people in one year (I think that was their stated goal?) requires a lot of spam.
I decided to let Mr Bowman down gently in my reply and explain the situation.
Then I got cheeky, and decided to let him down publicly on my blog. Google’s spider will find it I’m sure.
Sorry Cam – I’m a little busy at the moment!