Groupon Recruiter contacts Rails Creator to fill a Jr. role #fail

This happened seven months ago.

A Groupon Recruiter was roaming through github looking to fill a position without paying close attention to who he was actually contacting. Well he was in for a surpise because he got blasted. Check it out!

Groupon Recruiter to David (dhh)
Hi David,
I came across your profile online and wanted to reach out about Development
Opportunities here at Groupon. The company is growing, and we’re always
looking for folks with solid skills that can make positive contribution to
our continued success. Any chance you’d be open to a quick conversation
about opportunities, or for any possible networking potential? If so, let me
know when you’re free and we can set up a time to chat. Also, if you are
interested, it would be great if you could forward a current resume over
that I can take a look at. I look forward to hearing back from you! Please
let me know if you have any questions.
the above picture was a hilarious meme on dhh’s github post.
Check out his blog post called “Why are technical recruiters so clueless?” It gives some insight into the minds of software engineers when it comes to the topic of recruiters.

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I Recruit. I write. And I teach people stuff.

Posted on May 25, 2012, in Old Technology Posts and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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