Applied to 115, rejected by 52, interviewed by 8, hired by 1. LinkedIn was my job-search HQ. Going to work for the U.S. Digital Service.
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I wrote a Chrome extension to filter job listings in LinkedIn because LinkedIn itself is bad at this.
AgreeYa sends me email claiming that I applied to work for them, but I didn’t. The email is riddled with errors. Their home page is riddled with errors. When I attempt to reply to their email and ask which job I applied to, my reply bounces.
A SoftHQ recruiter called me four times in two days, emailed me twice in two days, all for a job that he should never have been contacting me about. My attempt to complain to SoftHQ failed because the contact email on their web site bounces.
I’ve worked almost entirely for startups for the past 30+ years. It’s what I love, but switching jobs a lot comes with the territory. One of the problems I face with each switch is how to take with me outside contacts I’ve made, without compromising my soon-to-be-ex-employer’s intellectual property. Sure, I’ve added some of them… Read More »
Because I am a boring old fuddy-duddy, I was spending the minutes leading up to the New Year trying to reconcile my 2013 medical flexible spending account (FSA), i.e., to match up the FSA transactions listed on the Paychex web site with those listed in my financial management software and confirm that there were no… Read More »
As I commented following my recent posting about slimy recruiter High Tech Ventures, I filed a complaint with the BBB about them a month ago. According to the BBB, “We have written to the business two times on your behalf and we have failed to receive a response to your complaint.” Please, folks, do not… Read More »
A few minutes ago, I got the following email message from Ed at High Tech Ventures, a recruiting firm I have trashed on my blog in the past: Subject: Company Name specs I placed the cto. He’s a great guy and asked me to help with a couple engineering roles. I’ve attached the job specs.… Read More »
A friend of mine (thanks Bruce!) pointed me at a totally cool personal file sharing service called Dropbox. In a nutshell, Dropbox smartly and automatically synchronizes a hierarchy of folders among any number of Windows PCs, Macs, Linux PCs and iPhones. All of the synchronized changes are automatically backed up on Dropbox’s servers, and you… Read More »