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From the submitter:
“Actual email I got from a recruiter after I ignored his three previous emails. Looking for suggestions on the best way to respond to this.”
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)
Every once in a while, the recruiting fails just speak for themselves:
Subject: these are pretty arousing
Hi. I like you.
What companies do you think of when you hear the phrase “highly backed start-up in San Francisco”? Maybe well-established companies like Square or Dropbox? Color, after they announced their $28M series B in 2011? Coursera, with their new $43M round?
You probably wouldn’t have guessed that the “highly backed start-up in San Francisco” was in Mountain View. Or that they IPO’d more than two years ago. Or that their founder & CEO left 4 years ago and is now a venture capitalist. By all accounts, LinkedIn is a great company. But they’re not in San Francisco. And at some point, you have to stop calling a company a startup. I’d wager you pass that point some time before you IPO.
Add that to the non-work email address from the 90’s and the many non-capitalized proper nouns, and we’ve got a winner for this week 🙂
So far today, four people have reported getting this enticing form letter fail in their email this morning. Below are two examples of Samsung rep “B.G.” earning his recruiting fees:
Though in a way, Travis said, ” I kind of appreciate the directness [..] no attempts at weird flattery (you came highly recommended to me through a colleague!)”
It’s all about increasing the top of the funnel and total transparency: We might be looking at the future of recruiting here.