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 Hiring Firm Perceived Infraction(s) Note(s)
2-jan-2019 Cassidy Nguyen Pinterest, pinterest.com boilerplate email
2-jan-2019 Stephanie Nguyen Facebook, fb.com boilerplate email
3-jan-2019 Kelsey Bothner Insight Global, insightglobal.com LiveRamp, liveramp.com cold call, boilerplate email
15-jan-2019 Danielle Abramov LinkedIn, linkedin.com boilerplate email
9-jan-2019 Jeff Zira Lark Health, lark.com boilerplate email
14-jan-2019 Jeff Zira Lark Health, lark.com boilerplate email
17-jan-2019 Jeff Zira Lark Health, lark.com boilerplate email
17-jan-2019 Stephanie Nguyen Facebook, fb.com boilerplate email
22-jan-2019 Karen Elcenko PayPal, paypal.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
25-jan-2019 Lisa DeGrasse Compatible Technology, compatibletech.com boilerplate email
29-jan-2019 Shannon Keane Twitter, twitter.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
8-feb-2019 Dylan Wells Uber, uber.com boilerplate email
15-feb-2019 Stephanie Nguyen Facebook, fb.com boilerplate email
19-feb-2019 Neet Arora Fibonacci Consultare, fibonaccicon.com boilerplate email
20-feb-2019 Elaine Wall Randstad US, randstadusa.com.com boilerplate email
25-feb-2019 Amy Paton Software Motor Company, softwaremotor.com boilerplate email
4-mar-2019 Dylan Wells Uber, uber.com boilerplate email
5-mar-2019 Amy Paton Software Motor Company, softwaremotor.com boilerplate email
6-mar-2019 Carlton Evans Amazon, amazon.com boilerplate email
19-mar-2019 Faizan Kasbati Approsper, approsper.com boilerplate email
20-mar-2019 Noelle Diaz Lime, li.me boilerplate email
22-mar-2019 Faizan Kasbati Approsper, approsper.com boilerplate email
25-mar-2019 Noelle Diaz Lime, li.me boilerplate email
26-mar-2019 Stephen Armanios City Storage Systems, cloudkitchens.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
28-mar-2019 Noelle Diaz Lime, li.me boilerplate email
29-mar-2019 Faizan Kasbati Approsper, approsper.com boilerplate email
1-apr-2019 Dylan Wells Uber, uber.com boilerplate email
2-apr-2019 Carla Long Atlassian, atlassian.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
15-apr-2019 Emma Thomas Fabric, fabricstaffing.com Applied VR, appliedvr.io boilerplate email
18-apr-2019 Kiki Beach Kurvin Inzio, inzio.io boilerplate email
19-apr-2019 Emma Thomas Fabric, fabricstaffing.com Applied VR, appliedvr.io boilerplate email
23-apr-2019 Shannon Keane Twitter, twitter.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
7-may-2019 Snehal Rele LinkedIn, linkedin.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
7-may-2019 Carla Long Atlassian, atlassian.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
14-may-2019 Kiki Beach Kurvin @Hire, athire.com boilerplate email
15-may-2019 Kristy Zappone Equity Search Partners, equitysearchpartners.com Glooko, glooko.com boilerplate email
15-may-2018 Veronica Velasco Dropbox, dropbox.com boilerplate email
22-may-2019 Bryan Muonekwu Uber, uber.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
22-may-2019 Kristy Zappone Equity Search Partners, equitysearchpartners.com Glooko, glooko.com boilerplate email
28-may-2019 Bryan Muonekwu Uber, uber.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
18-jun-2019 Florina Tong Envoy, envoy.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
20-jun-2019 James Fitzpatrick Dfinity, dfinity.org boilerplate email
26-jun-2019 James Fitzpatrick Dfinity, dfinity.org boilerplate email
8-jul-2019 James Fitzpatrick Dfinity, dfinity.org boilerplate email
9-jul-2019 Spencer Clancy cue, cue.app boilerplate email
12-jul-2019 Spencer Clancy cue, cue.app boilerplate email
18-jul-2019 Spencer Clancy cue, cue.app boilerplate email
23-jul-2019 Shannon Keane Twitter, twitter.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
24-jul-2019 Jason Senzon Marlin Hawk, marlinhawk.com Coinbase, coinbase.com boilerplate email

Notes

"Bad Eggs" from previous years:


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