[Haskell-cafe] Google headhunters

Miguel Mitrofanov miguelimo38 at yandex.ru
Wed Dec 4 08:59:00 UTC 2013

OK, seems like there are a lot of people interested in this, so I think I'll share my own experience.

I've got the same invitation, from a guy called "Robert Campbell". He asked me for my resume, which I've sent him, but, mistakenly, omitting my Skype id. He then called me on my cell, from GB, judging by the phone prefix. The connection was poor, I had to ask him to repeat his questions several times. He tried to convince me that there is only one flavor of quicksort and didn't understand me when I mentioned different approaches at choosing pivots. Then he asked something else about quicksort that I didn't understand, but before I managed to even understand what he wants we got disconnected. He called me again, but this time I couldn't hear him at all and we've got disconnected again. Then he called again, but hung up before I even managed to take his call. That ended our "conversation". I didn't try to contact him again.

04.12.2013, 12:46, "Jan Stolarek" <jan.stolarek at p.lodz.pl>:
> Same here, except that I got a reply to my reply :-)
> Janek
> Dnia środa, 4 grudnia 2013, Alp Mestanogullari napisał:
>>  I have been hit by a few since the beginning of the summer too. All of them
>>  were actual recruiters, I exchanged a few emails with some of them and had
>>  one on the phone. I think they are expanding a few teams in Europe and are
>>  just looking for "more new googlers than usual".
>>  On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 11:05 PM, Joe Quinn <headprogrammingczar at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>  I got the same thing, but based on my github account. The person who
>>>  contacted me has a consistent LinkedIn account, and his email passed SPF,
>>>  DKIM, and rPTR.
>>>  On 12/3/2013 4:48 PM, Steffen Schuldenzucker wrote:
>>>>  On Tue, 3 Dec 2013 20:20:37 +0000 (UTC)
>>>>  AntC <anthony_clayden at clear.net.nz> wrote:
>>>>>  [...]
>>>>>  Re work: curiously, I recently received an unsolicited email from
>>>>>  Google inviting me to 'have a conversation' [managementspeak yeuch!].
>>>>>  This was apparently based on my volume of postings on the forum. (I
>>>>>  suspect not on their quality ;-) I suggested that first they look at my
>>>>>  LinkedIn page, which would have roughly revealed my age -- already
>>>>>  greater
>>>>>  than yours will be when you 'come out of school'.
>>>>>  Since then, nothing. Nada. Not even an acknowledgement. Rude, I call
>>>>>  it.
>>>>>  I think you'll find ageism is still rife in the industry.
>>>>  Sorry for totally leaving the original topic here, but:
>>>>  Same for me: Got an e-mail from some "technical sourcer", replied (I'll
>>>>  actually be looking for a job soon), never got anything back. - Twice!
>>>>  I imagine they do a
>>>>>  forM_ (users haskell_cafe) $ \u ->
>>>>>     when ("functional" `elem` words (linkedin_page u)) $ send (std_email
>>>>>  u) u
>>>>  , but with several agents which don't sync back their results.
>>>>  Doesn't seem to be age-related, though. (I'm 25)
>>>>  -- Steffen
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