Recruiting in all the wrong places

A recruiter had an email exchange at me the other day. It started with the standard recruiter email:

Hi Kristina,

How are you enjoying 10Gen? Any interest in going to something earlier stage? I’m working with a client in <field I’m not interested in>. Obviously the specificities of that are fascinating. Let me know if you’d be interested in hearing more.

I ignored it. A few minutes later, I got a follow-up email from him:

Subject: Whoop, how humiliating

Just saw on LinkedIn you left 10gen last month. Do you have plans for what’s next?

Closer, but not quite. A few minutes later:

Ach! Forgive me. Congratulations on the Google job.

Should you ever need the services of an incompetent sourcer, please, don’t hesitate to reach out!

And I kind of wished that I needed a recruiter because that was pretty funny.

2 thoughts on “Recruiting in all the wrong places

  1. I’ve had calls from recruiters asking about how I’m doing at the job before the last one. I continue to marvel at how so many of them don’t even bother looking at LinkedIn before they call. I’m also amazed at how fixated they continue to be on demanding current resumes in Word rather than just looking at LinkedIn.


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