Part of me wants to laugh, another wants to cry. Google’s recruiting department is in the middle of a bloggosphere mud-slinging fest thanks to some less-than particular attention they paid to Amazon’s Web Services Evangelist, Jeff Barr.
Today, he notes how the company seeking to organize the worlds information is actually a little disorganized in their approach to recruiting the web services equivalent of what Bon Jovi was to the leather pants and hairspray industries in the 80s.
…Funny thing is, [after turning down an offer from Google last year] I now have several more emails in my inbox from other Google recruiters. After reading these emails it appears that they dont know that I interviewed there last year! Perhaps they dont have this data in searchable form. Could that be?
Search-engine jabs aside, I am sure the recruiters at Google are pretty busy, have a lot of reqs to fill, and someone (well, a few of them) just let their email’s BCC field run amok all over their candidate pool.
Either way, this kind of blunder could be oh-so-easily avoided, and–of course–since such things are such perfect blog-topics, here it is, in all it’s publicly humiliating and google indexable glory… And the comments are just s good. Phil Windley and Robert Scoble and many others have already donated to the tip-jar on this one.