We’re on the hunt for a new web graphic / Back End Developer and recently posted a job on Monster.com. It’s funny with all the unemployment in the world today, a good candidate is tough to find. Especially one that isn’t greedy and/or thinks their shit don’t stink! Anyhow, this particular applicant has pushed me to the brink of letting everyone see how to NOT get a job.
“Obviously, I’m not going to use the clowns full name for legal reasons, but most of our readers are smart enough to figure it out because I will give you bits of information that is easily traced.”
I begin looking around for his website or links to work he’s done, but nothing! Very odd for a person applying for a web graphic / development position. I’ve never received a resume for this position that didn’t include something where they wanted to showcase their work. I then reply and ask if he had a website or any links to show me his work, then the hall of shame status began. What I’ll show you here is the threads back and forth between this person and me. I’ll keep it as short as possible so this isn’t a novel.
Ok, so I’m like, “I have to go and try to find your work?” But I thought to myself, maybe this guy is a great catch and he has all these projects to look at. Even though I thought it was a rather pompous way to show one’s work, I went and did a search as he suggested and started looking around. Mind you, this is what I do for a living! I can find anything. But after spending about 15-20 minutes, I was like, I give up, so then I respond to him. And I even try to give him some advice from the employer side of things rather than just deleting and moving on.
Still hoping this guy will provide access to some of his work and be appreciative of my suggestions, I get this:
And he includes his resume to me again, which was the same thing I originally received. Obviously, you can see the tide turning here and he’s speaking down to me now. My next reply was explaining search is my job, but that wasn’t the point. I told him I was looking for someone that fit the job and needed to see the work and he should act like he wants a job rather than speaking so negatively. Then here’s his last two responses:
Yes gurglemen, a 2nd grader did our site. Fortunately for us, he decided to fast track to middle school and he’s no longer here to defend himself.
I guess he didn’t believe me. Hey, this guy may be the best developer on the market, but unless you can present yourself in a professional manner and at least show the person considering hiring you some work, things probably will not go that well. So I officially put this guy into the LinkWorth Hall of Shame. A new category I’m starting. That clown blog spammer I’ll have to say was our first to join the hall.