Striking back at recruiter spam
We’ve decided on a new approach to handling recruiter spam.
Before I go on, let me say that we like working with high quality recruiters from time to time, including one fantastic freelance recruiter, Oli Ryan, who helped us find several of our key hires.
That being said, we get bombarded daily with spam calls and emails from recruiting companies. Most of these we just ignore, but some bad actors decide to contact every person on the engineering team including calling our mobile numbers. That’s unacceptable.
So, it’s time to strike back: if they waste our time, we’ll waste theirs.
The recruiter black hole It’s a simple concept: when a recruiter starts to be a pain in the ass, we just tell them to call our “HR manager” at this number:
Give it a call. Just say you’re “John, with ABC Recruiting Solutions (Annoying By Choice)”.
A very patient individual named Derrick (a...
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