Do you know me?
Publié : septembre 16, 2013 Classé dans : Emploi, Programmation | Tags: Recrutement
I’m flattered that you wanted to talk to me about a job offer, and I’m sorry I wasn’t able to talk longer. Here’s a written response that I hope you will appreciate.
Five years ago, I applied for a Java offer by writing to Miss J. from your recruiting firm. The process was not successful, and I accepted an other offer.
Few months later, Miss J. asked if I can refer someone for an Asp.net developer.
Two years later, Miss J. talks with me on the phone. I explain that I am interested in Java development, not .NET. I am not open to new job opportunities at the time.
Nearly a year later, I got a generic job offer from Mr. M. My response asked to be removed from your firm’s mailiing-list.
Last year, I got an invite to join Miss. D. on LinkedIn with a generic message, which I ignored.
Today, a person named Ben calls me during the day, as if I didn’t have a full-time job.
Who are you? Who’s my contact at your firm? Who was Mr. M? Why did Miss. D.? Where’s Miss J.? Why would I want to talk to you now?
Do you know me at all? Did I pop in your search results because I had « Java » in my file? Has someone referred you to me? Have you researched me on the internet, before telling me about that great offer I should not ignore? I have a blog
, a Google+ profile
, a Facebook profile
accounts, a LinkedIn profile
, a Stack Overflow profile
with questions I asked and answered, a GitHub profile
with public contributions on stuff that I find exciting, and even Meetup.com account
and you can also learn about me by browsing my photos on my Flickr account
. There are 38,300 results if you Google me
, and there are very few people with the same name
. You already know all this, right?
By now, you know what you should do. Master your craft
. Once you have enough reasons to believe I may want to talk to you, go ahead introduce yourself, and tell me something exciting. Until then, I’m having a good time with my life, and I hope you do as well.
Nicolas (it spells with no « h »)