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This week for some reasons it looks like all the dickhead hunters of the universe decided to bug me.
Maybe is because the job market is a little depressed right now so they have to fight to the death to catch the customers, maybe because they traded their brains on the black organ market and now they have to think with their testicles, or maybe is because just the idea of READING what is written in the 'job descriptions' they are trying to fill and what is in their fscking databases is too difficult, but I have the marked impression that the quality of their work is going lower and lower.
For example, I get the following mail from an agency in London (yes, London in the UK):
I've an excellent opportunity for you as Senior Software Developer for a leader company yada yada yada blah blah blah, the company is located in the center of Zurich, the required skills are blah blah blah yada yada yada required a conversational German.
Now, I'd like to know if these peoples have any clue of how the planet is shaped and how the heck their selection software works, because the fact that I am in Amsterdam should be in their shitty database, and the fact tha Amsterdam and Zurich are both on the same continent but in two completely different and completely far away countries should be clear. Also the fact that between the required skills and my profile the only match is the word 'java' and I've never claimed any knowledge whatsoever of german make me think that their process is something along the line of "does he/she lives on the same planet? if yes, there is at least one word that matches? if yes, send the mail, if not send it anyway, what the fuck do we care".
Then I receive another one, this one is even better:
We are looking for a position as JOB TITLE to cover in CITY, COUNTRY for a period of DURATION (with a possible extension). The candidate must have the following skills: SHORT JOB DESCRIPTION If you are interested...
I've replied more or less like this:
A position of JOB TITLE sounds great and I suppose that to live in CITY, COUNTRY would be fantastic, even if for just DURATION, but I don't think that my skills matches with SHORT JOB DESCRIPTION.
I keep asking myself how the fuck can a company, any company, require the services of those peoples... but thinking about what kind of 'personnel' I meet every day, maybe is not too strange.
Comments are added when and more important if I have the time to review them and after removing Spam, Crap, Phishing and the like. So don't hold your breath. And if your comment doesn't appear, is probably becuase it wasn't worth it.
senza parole? By KidPix posted 25/02/2010 10:42
@ KidPix By Davide Bianchi posted 25/02/2010 10:45
@ Davide Bianchi By Nik posted 01/03/2010 01:23
grandioso, come nello spam By Kurgan posted 25/02/2010 10:47
@ Kurgan By Davide Bianchi posted 25/02/2010 10:48
@ Davide Bianchi By Zanna posted 27/02/2010 02:19
@ Zanna By Davide Bianchi posted 27/02/2010 08:35
Ding! You have a new job! By tcd posted 25/02/2010 13:09
Bilancio tra vantaggi e svantaggi By Peppe posted 26/02/2010 09:35
Zurich By MaxFrames posted 26/02/2010 16:39
Dickheadhunters By LadyWolf posted 26/02/2010 17:11
JOB TITLE By Gas posted 01/03/2010 10:01
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