Recruiter Hall of Shame

List of "Bad Egg" Recruiters and Recruiting Firms

This is a list of recruiters and recruiting firms which made unsolicited recruiting calls, and/or sent recruiting email which demonstrated a — generally profound — lack of understanding of my résumé. My take is that this constitutes a list of the names of people and firms which neither side of the recruiting equation should consider using. The names listed are generally based on self-identification, as conveyed via voice or in email headers.

This page was started in November of 2013 (with a small amount of information from earlier in 2013 added retroactively). I do my best to maintain its accuracy, however I make no iron-clad guarantee.

Date Recruiter Recruiting Firm Business Perceived Infraction(s) Note(s)
4-jan-2017 Mayuran Kandasamy Westbourne Partners, westbourne-partners.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
5-jan-2017 Nicole Spicer Premise, premise.com boilerplate email
5-jan-2017 Kevin Guo Castle Global, castleglobal.com boilerplate email
8-jan-2017 Ashoke Sanam Somasoft, somasoftsol.com boilerplate email
9-jan-2017 Margaret Sanchez Repherrals Software Solutions, repherrals.com boilerplate email
12-jan-2017 Necole Brown SSGOPS, ssgops.com boilerplate email
13-jan-2017 Bill Greenbaum Cadre, yourcadre.com boilerplate email
16-jan-2017 Bill Greenbaum Cadre, yourcadre.com boilerplate email
17-jan-2017 Margaret Sanchez Repherrals Software Solutions, repherrals.com boilerplate email (b)
23-jan-2017 Jayson Lardizabal Uber, uber.com boilerplate email
24-jan-2017 Jayson Lardizabal Uber, uber.com boilerplate email, LinkedIn connection request
25-jan-2017 Jayson Lardizabal Uber, uber.com boilerplate email
25-jan-2017 Yash Kapadia XDuce, xduce.com boilerplate email
31-jan-2017 Ashoke Sanam Somasoft, somasoftsol.com boilerplate email
1-feb-2017 Jeff Lim Box, box.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
1-feb-2017 Dave Johnson Johnson Jobs, johnsonjobs.com boilerplate email
3-feb-2017 Darin Leavitt Speak With A Geek, speakwithageek.com boilerplate text message
5-feb-2017 Bill Malone (unidentified) boilerplate email
6-feb-2017 Josh Robinson HireUp, hireup.net boilerplate email
6-feb-2017 Christian Bugia Match Relevant, matchrelevant.com boilerplate email, twice in the same day
7-feb-2017 (unidentified) David Careers, davidcareers.com automated email from a surreptitious signup (d)
8-feb-2017 Satyen Desai Netflix, netflix.com boilerplate email
13-feb-2017 Evan DeCoste HireUp, hireup.net boilerplate email
13-feb-2017 Zubia Begum Soho Square Solutions, sohosquaresolutions.com boilerplate email
15-feb-2017 (unidentified) Opportunity, myopportunity.com automated email from a surreptitious invite (d)
22-feb-2017 Ashoke Sanam Somasoft, somasoftsol.com boilerplate email
28-feb-2017 Dave Johnson Johnson Jobs, johnsonjobs.com boilerplate email (b)
28-feb-2017 (unidentified) David Careers, davidcareers.com automated email from a surreptitious signup (c)
1-mar-2017 Evan DeCoste HireUp, hireup.net wrote non-apology-apology after noticing he is on this list, subsequent failure to take a hint
1-mar-2017 Ryan Conlan TEKsystems, teksystems.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
2-mar-2017 Job Abraria Amazon, amazon.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
7-mar-2017 Amber Adams Rocket Fuel, rocketfuel.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
9-mar-2017 Brandon Stevens Indeed, indeed.com boilerplate email
9-mar-2017 Evan DeCoste HireUp, hireup.net borderline unprofessional email / continued failure to take a hint (b)
10-mar-2017 Neboysa Omcikus Rubrik, rubrik.com boilerplate email
14-mar-2017 Anthony Beadston Soho Square Solutions, sohosquaresolutions.com boilerplate email
16-mar-2017 Neboysa Omcikus Rubrik, rubrik.com boilerplate email
16-mar-2017 Jonah Manning Consortium LP, consortiumlp.com Scoop, takescoop.com boilerplate email
17-mar-2017 Phillip Mitsuoka RockIT Recruiting, rockitrecruiting.com Solvvy, solvvy.com boilerplate email
21-mar-2017 Phillip Mitsuoka RockIT Recruiting, rockitrecruiting.com boilerplate email
23-mar-2017 Sara Ricks Indeed, indeed.com boilerplate email
24-mar-2017 Lisa DeGrasse Compatible Technology, compatibletech.com boilerplate email
24-mar-2017 Rob Rothman .seed, seedrecruiting.com Scality, scality.com boilerplate email
26-mar-2017 Rob Rothman .seed, seedrecruiting.com Scality, scality.com boilerplate email
28-mar-2017 Phillip Mitsuoka RockIT Recruiting, rockitrecruiting.com boilerplate email
29-mar-2017 (unidentified) Opportunity, myopportunity.com automated email from a surreptitious invite (d)
30-mar-2017 Sara Ricks Indeed, indeed.com boilerplate email
31-mar-2017 Rob Rothman .seed, seedrecruiting.com boilerplate email
3-apr-2017 Neboysa Omcikus Rubrik, rubrik.com boilerplate email
4-apr-2017 Mr. R— G— r—.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn (a)
5-apr-2017 Kelsey Hallmon Amazon, amazon.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
6-apr-2017 Rob Rothman .seed, seedrecruiting.com Scality, scality.com boilerplate email
10-apr-2017 Amber Adams Rocket Fuel, rocketfuel.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
11-apr-2017 Darin Leavitt Speak With A Geek, speakwithageek.com boilerplate text message
12-apr-2017 Raj ? HSS Soft, hsssoft.com boilerplate email
16-apr-2017 Mr. R— G— r—.com boilerplate email (a)
22-apr-2017 Mr. R— G— r—.com boilerplate email (a)
22-apr-2017 Raj ? HSS Soft, hsssoft.com boilerplate email
24-apr-2017 Mr. R— G— r—.com boilerplate email (a)
3-may-2017 Dave DePouli Quantitative Systems, quantitativesystems.com boilerplate email
3-may-2017 Raj ? HSS Soft, hsssoft.com boilerplate email
8-may-2017 Cami Gandelman Match Relevant, matchrelevant.com boilerplate email (c)
9-may-2017 J.L. Ivory CardinalHire, cardinalhire.com SocialCode, socialcode.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn (d)
12-may-2017 Tingting Ye Uber, uber.com boilerplate email (b)
16-may-2017 Gaurav Gargate Box, box.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn (d)
17-may-2017 Yuhna Kim Simple Habit, simplehabit.com boilerplate email
17-may-2017 Kira Bartholome Airbnb, airbnb.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn (d)
17-may-2017 Lena Nguyen Linkedin, linkedin.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
19-may-2017 Meghan Cushard Node, node.io boilerplate email
22-may-2017 Yuhna Kim Simple Habit, simplehabit.com boilerplate email
23-may-2017 Kira Bartholome Airbnb, airbnb.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
30-may-2017 Meghan Cushard Node, node.io boilerplate email
1-jun-2017 (unidentified) (unidentified) anonymous phone call, threatening to harm me should I not take down this webpage (police report has been filed) (f)
12-jun-2017 Kira Bartholome Airbnb, airbnb.com boilerplate email
20-jun-2017 Phil Farber Andiamo, andiamogo.com Bloomberg, bloomberg.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
21-jun-2017 Raj ? HSS Soft, hsssoft.com boilerplate email (c)
25-jun-2017 Falon Fatemi Node, node.io boilerplate email
28-jun-2017 Evelyn Gillie Flexport, flexport.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
28-jun-2017 Elizabeth Gabriel SSGOPS, ssgops.com boilerplate email
29-jun-2017 Stacie Blair The Pacific Firm, pacfirm.com Akoonu, akoonu.com boilerplate email
30-jun-2017 Evan Gary Quantitative Systems, quantitativesystems.com boilerplate email
30-jun-2017 Satyen Desai Netflix, netflix.com boilerplate email
18-jul-2017 Greg Essakow Herman Search, hermansearch.com LinkedIn "connect" request
18-jul-2017 Kerianne Burke Flexport, flexport.com boilerplate email
18-jul-2017 Kelsey Hallmon Amazon, amazon.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn (b)
24-jul-2017 (unidentified) Kimble Group, kimblegroup.com Sony Electronics, sony.com boilerplate email
26-jul-2017 Digvijay Mane ApTask, aptask.com boilerplate email
4-aug-2017 (unidentified) (unidentified) anonymous phone call, threatening to report me to my employer (police report has been filed) (f)
10-aug-2017 Vasu ? TechnoHarbor, technoharbor.com boilerplate email, cold call
14-aug-2017 Purva Dandona Goalbook, goalbookapp.com boilerplate email
15-aug-2017 Angela ? Repherrals Software Solutions, repherrals.com / repherralz.com / kloudhire.com boilerplate email
23-aug-2017 Fadi Hindi Box, box.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
23-aug-2017 Carla Long Atlassian, atlassian.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
23-aug-2017 George Sleiman Looker, looker.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
28-aug-2017 Angela ? Repherrals Software Solutions, repherrals.com / repherralz.com boilerplate email (d)
28-aug-2017 Carla Long Atlassian, atlassian.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
31-aug-2017 Carla Long Atlassian, atlassian.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
7-sep-2017 Angela ? Repherrals Software Solutions, repherrals.com / repherralz.com boilerplate email (d)
7-sep-2017 Sara Huth Plaid, plaid.com borderline boilerplate email
11-sep-2017 Sara Huth Plaid, plaid.com borderline boilerplate email
13-sep-2017 Tingting Ye Uber, uber.com boilerplate email (b)
15-sep-2017 Fadi Hindi Box, box.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
20-sep-2017 Sara Huth Plaid, plaid.com boilerplate email
21-sep-2017 Mr. R— G— (unidentified) sent complaint to the network provider for milk.com

Notes

"Bad Eggs" from previous years:


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