Come Ons

Sample Recruiter Response Letter, Courtesy NY Hacker Brandon Diamond

brandon diamond w Sample Recruiter Response Letter, Courtesy NY Hacker Brandon Diamond

Gangster with a keyboard. (yfrog.com/user/brandondiamond)

Remember when organizers accidentally leaked the entire list of 452 hackers who signed up for the TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon? The list has gotten into the hands of some of those overly aggressive, ham-fisted recruiters and non-technical co-founders who dog any engineer with a LinkedIn account. A recent example:

My company is hiring a CTO/lead developer.  We’ve been accepted into a top accelerator program (like one that actually gets written up in TC) so our company has validation and money.  Whoever we bring on would also enjoy a significant equity stake (think co-founder level).  You can read more here:
www.NextBigTechStartup.com
Cheers,
Camilo [co-founder at GeoSkipper]

In an expression of continuing frustration with pesky talent seekers, local start-up entrepreneur and lead of the developer syndicate NYHacker Brandon Diamond typed back a response that any engineer could use as a model:

DEAR SIR AND MADAME:

I WOULD LIKE TO BID TO MAKING YOUR PROGRAM FOR YOU. WE ARE REPUTABLE #1 DEVELOPER FACTORY IN ALL OF KRJEKISTAN. I CAN FOR YOU, CODE NEXT BIG WEBSITE STARTUP (C+, VBSCRIPT AND VISUAL DELPHI!!!)

I WILL TAKE $1000USD IN EQUITY, STEAKS PLUS 3 COFLOUNDERS.

PLEASE ACCEPTING OUR BID IF YOU ARE WANT 1 BILLION (1,0000) CUSTOMARES. TO BE A TECHCRUNCH ARTICLE IS BIGGEST DREAM FOR KRJEKI CHILDREN. MORE BIGGER IS, BEING CODE JOCKEY FOR ACCELERATOR AND HAVING FOOD ALMOST EVARY DAY!!!!!

GRACELAND,
ALABASTER W. STOPFUCKINGSPAMMING, DDS

Ironically, Google locked Mr. Diamond out of his Gmail account after he sent this email to the list for “spamming.” He’s not sure how to restore it. He’s also currently out on Long Island where they’ve been 36 hours without electricity due to rainstorm Irene. “I guess that without power, Gmail isnt too important,” he said zenfully, IM-ing with Betabeat from outside a Starbucks.

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Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Like saying “Hi, Jack” to the TSA.

  2. Moe says:

    Ha ha ha. Good stuff

  3. The next person that does not use BCC, I promise, I will take his email and sign up for as much spam as I can with it. It find it equally annoying as disrespectful. 

    1. Anonymous says:

      I think there’s a legit difference of opinion on this BCC issue.  It’s not necessarily disrespectful.  I tend to do it but I’ve been reconsidering.

      1. I don’t know about your situation compared to mine. The only time I can remotely think of this being acceptable is with an email exchange from family. A short list of why it is shitty to BCC people.

        First: For the most part it is spam.Secound: You are freely giving away my email adress in a collection of other like minded people so they can turn around and do the same.
        Three: It make you look like an amateur.
        Four: You are bing disrespectful, I didn’t sign up to hear you from your soap box.
        Five: Not to sure about this last one, but it might even be illegal (CAN-SPAM Act).

      2. Anonymous says:

        Sounds like a different situation indeed.

    2. Askfhakdjfh says:

      Enjoy your spam, brah!