Humans vs Mutants

"Human?! You dare call that... thing -- HUMAN??"

Panel from X-men: God Loves Man Kills 2. via

We might have another record for strangest recruiting fail! Sent in by an alert reader we’ll call V.M., since they wished to remain anonymous.

Subject: Exciting company is looking for Full Stack mutants!
(full email and screenshot after the fold)

Exciting Company Looking for Full Stack Mutants!

It’s a trap! Mutants, if you’re out there, don’t reveal your identity!

Hi V****,

How are you doing?
My client is doing some very exciting things in the video space. They are targeting all mutants with Full Stack powers. Specifically Python and Javascript.

Do you happen to know anyone with these mutant powers who might be interested.
Should anyone come to mind, the referral would be greatly appreciated.

Also, should you like to utilize your own mutant powers to be considered for this position, I would like to know that as well.

Have a great day!




About recruitingfail

I don't know if it's just engineering, just my friends, or just this year, but recruiters seem to be getting worse. Much worse. It doesn't help that they can make upwards of $20k a year off one candidate, so why not just throw a bunch of emails at the wall and see what sticks? I'll collect my friends' and my Recruiting Fail examples here. Feel free to send your own! Without further adieu, here's: How NOT to find good people. View all posts by recruitingfail

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