Re: Recruiting—Fooled Again!

Subject: Re: Recruiting—Fooled Again!
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:32:02 -0700

Methinks you're being too literal, Kat. Not for a moment do I think the
recruiter invested his time searching me out on LinkedIn, vetting me on the
phone, and then presenting me (remotely) to his client—for whom he is their
sole "HR person" at this time.

I can usually sniff out the pro recruiters from the wannabes, but this one
got by me. I didn't ask enough questions regarding EXACTLY what role his
client was looking to fill, and who would be the primary recipient of the
expected deliverables. Nor did the recruiter ask those very questions of
his client; all he knew was "cloud computing" and "technical writing".
Obviously that wasn't enough information for either of us to go on, and I
should have sensed it. And if the recruiter were a true pro, he would
already have had all of the particulars in hand.

Had he done his homework, I might be starting a new job the week after
next, for I did pass the first-round interviews (which included the company
VP/co-founder). I was slain by the remote SE during a Skype interview to
which I should have never subjected myself.

> Chris

On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 7:57 AM, Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Am I missing something? Why would people waste their time setting someone
> up to fail?
>
> > Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:57:43 -0700
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> > Subject: Re: Recruiting—Fooled Again!
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> > I just take a pass on things 50 miles away from home. And I don't do
> Skype.
> >
> > I'm still waiting for the inevitable call from someone who wants to do
> > an interview using Twitter (I don't do Twitter either)
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OT: Recruiting—Fooled Again!: From: Chris Morton
Re: Recruiting—Fooled Again!: From: William Sherman
Re: Recruiting—Fooled Again!: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Recruiting—Fooled Again!: From: Kat Kuvinka

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