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-2018 Travis Tate Coinbase, coinbase.com boilerplate email
10-jan-2018 Miryame Krogmeier Pandora, pandora.com boilerplate email
15-jan-2018 Darren Koontz Quest Groups, questgroups.com Metromile, metromile.com; and Foursquare, foursquare.com boilerplate email
23-jan-2018 Raechel Paine Coda, coda.io boilerplate email
26-jan-2018 Raechel Paine Coda, coda.io boilerplate email
29-jan-2018 Parul Dhingra LinkedIn, linkedin.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
30-jan-2018 Nikesh Mistry Ace Hires, acehires.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
31-jan-2018 Marty Greenia Facebook, fb.com unsolicited invite to recruiting event; no unsubscribe link (c)
1-feb-2018 Raechel Paine Coda, coda.io boilerplate email
5-feb-2018 Sean Ellis Iterable, iterable.com boilerplate email
6-feb-2018 Nikesh Mistry Ace Hires, acehires.com SignalFx, signalfx.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
7-feb-2018 Sean Ellis Iterable, iterable.com boilerplate email
15-feb-2018 Brian Tang Pure, purestorage.com boilerplate email
20-feb-2018 Andy Fang DoorDash, doordash.com boilerplate email (c)
26-feb-2018 Brian Tang Pure, purestorage.com boilerplate email
28-feb-2018 Rebecca Rinke Lyft, lyft.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
7-mar-2018 Adam Berson Adobe, adobe.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
8-mar-2018 Neha Sovani Houzz, houzz.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
8-mar-2018 Brian Tang Pure, purestorage.com boilerplate email
9-mar-2018 Bryan Spears Andiamo Partners, andiamogo.com Jet, jet.com; HBO, hbo.com; and Bloomberg, bloomberg.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
12-mar-2018 Julie Nguyen Tesla, tesla.com boilerplate email
20-mar-2018 Blair Lewis Dfinity, dfinity.org boilerplate email
21-mar-2018 George Sleiman Looker, looker.com boilerplate email
28-mar-2018 Ian Lyubinski Talentkast, talentkast.com Alation, alation.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
28-mar-2018 Brian Tang Pure, purestorage.com boilerplate email (c)
29-mar-2018 Tim Wenzel The Alyst Group, thealystgroup.com Zume Pizza, zumepizza.com boilerplate email
4-apr-2018 Josephine Nguyen Sift Science, siftscience.com boilerplate email
6-apr-2018 Brian Aspland Skipper Chat, skipper.chat boilerplate email
11-apr-2018 Josephine Nguyen Sift Science, siftscience.com boilerplate email
17-apr-2018 Jack Shravan up2date Technology Solutions, up2datetechsol.com eInfochips, einfochips.com surreptitious LinkedIn connection request
17-apr-2018 Prince Martin up2date Technology Solutions, up2datetechsol.com eInfochips, einfochips.com cold call, boilerplate email
18-apr-2018 Josephine Nguyen Sift Science, siftscience.com boilerplate email
17-apr-2018 Ben Markowitz Techees, techees.com Cruise Automation, getcruise.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
25-apr-2018 Prasad Garimalla 3i People, 31people.com State of Colorado boilerplate email
30-apr-2018 Eric Amemiya Clover, cloverhealth.com boilerplate email
1-may-2018 Vincent Vallente III Helix, helix.com boilerplate email via LinkedIn
3-may-2018 Josephine Nguyen Sift Science, siftscience.com boilerplate email
3-may-2018 Eric Amemiya Clover, cloverhealth.com boilerplate email
7-may-2018 Mark Rafferty DFINITY, dfinity.org borderline boilerplate email
8-may-2018 Eric Amemiya Clover, cloverhealth.com boilerplate email (c)

Notes

"Bad Eggs" from previous years:


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