Tech recruitment: how not to do it

This lesson comes to you courtesy of one Beau Gould of the somewhat fly-by-night seeming Open Source Staffing, who don’t even have a website, just an off-domain blog.

Lesson 1: spam a public developer list

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 3:35 PM, Beau Gould <1@open-source-staffing.com> wrote:
Hey guys and gals, I’m recruiting for a bunch of NYC clients seeking Junior to Mid-level Front-End Developers. All jobs are full time, on-site salaried, roles in the 50-100k range + benefits. If you’d like more information, please shoot me a resume and I’ll get back to you.

Thank you,
Beau J. Gould
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Open Source Staffing http://opensourcestaffing.wordpress.com
beau[AT]open-source-staffing.com

You may find this approach is not well received:

On 1/21/2011 1:35 PM, Marcus Westin wrote:
congrats on being the loudest ny recruiter out there

unfortunately I think it doesn’t work in your favor :(

Lesson 2: get defensive

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 7:55 PM, Beau Gould <1@open-source-staffing.com> wrote:
My salary says otherwise.

Remember: insulting potential recruits will really help. They may not take it well:

On 1/21/2011 2:22 PM, Marcus Westin wrote:
your reputation does not.

Lesson 3: escalate into homophobic slurs

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 8:28 PM, Beau Gould <1@open-source-staffing.com> wrote:
$ talks. Fags like you suck dick.

Remember: when you use phrases like “fags like you”, fags like me are listening. And we don’t take kindly to having a slur on our sexuality thrown around as an insult.

It’s really not my intention to use this blog as a platform for negative comments and shaming people (the Microsoft UI and Pingdom posts notwithstanding), but I’m pretty angry that anybody thinks it’s okay to call other people “fags” while somebody else pays them to do it. So here I go again.

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