Comments on: Why Blog? Because Google Might Hire You https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 18:00:46 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0-alpha-42199 By: jaymartinez dot com » Why Blog? Please tell me https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-80616 Tue, 27 Nov 2007 01:55:57 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-80616 [...] was reading over on pthree the post of why blog, cause google might hire you and got to thinking, does anyone else do this? [...]

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By: Jimmy Wennlund https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-69822 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 18:04:23 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-69822 I just talked to this famous Dan, of course its fun when google is after you, but after reading about this spamming I don't feel that selected anymore. Now i just have to wait and see if they drop me or not. 🙂 I got this line: "bla bla the breadth of your background in Linux and your contributions to the open-source community, particularly through initng, which we definitely appreciate around here 🙂 - it's obviously apparent that you have the sort of passion for free software that we value. bla bla", It looked wery personal at least 😉

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By: Kristian Erik Hermansen https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-64831 Sun, 12 Aug 2007 05:24:53 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-64831 I was also contacted by Google. In fact, it was even Dan McCarthy 🙂 So, I spoke with him a few times.

http://www.kristian-hermansen.com/wordpress/2007/05/28/google-interview-howto-by-kristian-hermansen/

The text was nearly identical. Google is spamming everyone these days...
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Kristian Erik Hermansen

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By: Gerrit Holl https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-57847 Tue, 19 Jun 2007 09:50:03 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-57847 I received exactly such an e-mail. It was different only by one line. I really wonder where they get the idea that I contributed to Python a lot, because I didn't. I was active on c.l.py in the distant past. It must be highly automated.

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By: zgoda https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-57046 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 09:50:36 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-57046 I was contacted by him too. The email text was very similar. What was intriguing is that he sent this to my company email I really don't use that much on the 'net, only for 3 maillists (django, twisted and pylucene). And he mentioned my OS works which aren't signed with this email generally.

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By: מקבץ יומי: בלוג יסייע להתקבל לגוגל » Ben-Ari.Name https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-56795 Tue, 12 Jun 2007 13:52:19 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-56795 [...] הפוטנציאליים גם בבלוגים. כך “למד על בשרו” Aaron שקיבל פנייה ממגייס של ענקית החיפוש שקרא את הבלוג שלו. [...]

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By: » Blog Archive » Ubuntu Demon(Roald Hopman): Google here I come :) https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-55827 Thu, 07 Jun 2007 13:55:10 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-55827 [...] got a similar mail as Aaron Toponce got from Dan McCarthy, a talent scout for the engineering team at Google. I replied by sending my [...]

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By: Google here I come :) « Ubuntu Demon’s blog https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-55594 Wed, 06 Jun 2007 09:23:58 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-55594 [...] got a similar mail as Aaron Toponce got from Dan McCarthy, a talent scout for the engineering team at Google. I replied by sending my [...]

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By: Seveas https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54908 Fri, 01 Jun 2007 07:58:36 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54908 Heh, I got that mail today 🙂

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By: Career Blogs NDTVjobs.com » Why Blog? Because Google Might Hire You https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54901 Fri, 01 Jun 2007 06:36:29 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54901 [...] Read More at Pthree [...]

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By: john https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54519 Tue, 29 May 2007 23:03:11 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54519 Thanks for the clarification. I did four phone interviews (different job) and I'm waiting their final answer. The interviewer told me in the last, to wait until tomorrow.

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54517 Tue, 29 May 2007 22:31:05 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54517 @john- Dan was my only contact through the process, and I was given just a phone screen. I never made it to the interview process. The Hiring Committee decided that I wasn't a good fit, probably based on my lack of Python experience.

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By: john https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54515 Tue, 29 May 2007 22:13:16 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54515 Aaron, I'm confused about your blog post. How many times they interviewed you? Only one by that person named Dan or what ? It seems that just Dan interviewed you, forwarded your info to the hiring team (what's that, a sort of internal committee?) and they refused your "application" ?

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By: Rick https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54447 Tue, 29 May 2007 11:31:54 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54447 I got one of these and figured it was just spam and didn't reply. That's interesting to see that I was wrong and it did lead to an interview process for you.

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54281 Mon, 28 May 2007 13:53:49 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54281 Lasse- Thanks. It was definitely cool.

Jerome- Yes, I can attest to the strength of the technical questions that was asked. I imagine that had the interviewing process continued, I would've been swallowed up.

Regina- Thanks. Keep blogging!

phanatic, tonfa- Yes, I imagine that I was discovered through Planet Ubuntu. Still, however, the fact that they weeded me out from so many others on the planet makes me feel good. Even if I was a target.

Wilmer- Our LUG uses Google Groups for our mailing list, so it's no doubt to me that I could've been discovered that way as well.

niq- Although the mail may have been unsolicited, and 'spam' defined in the truest sense, it was legitimate. The mail they used to contact me was my Gmail account, so it's hosted on their servers anyway. I'm not exactly sure what you're talking about with mail harvesting. I admit that many other people in this world probably get similar emails, and the message text that was sent to me was a form letter. I still value the experience, and will be keeping my eyes open in case other opportunities come around from other businesses.

bapoumba- Well, then they probably didn't hire you, now did they? 🙂

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By: bapoumba https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54246 Mon, 28 May 2007 10:11:53 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54246 Hello 🙂
For what that's worth, I got a similar email couple months ago... The thing being I am not _at all_ in the IT field, and have no skills regarding what they were looking for ^^

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By: niq https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54239 Mon, 28 May 2007 09:29:16 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54239 Hate to rain on your party, but when you replied to that email, you responded to spam. They harvest addresses through opensource communities. Your blog was targeted not because some human had read it, but because it's syndicated to a reputable planet (ubuntu where I saw it; maybe others too).

How can I tell the difference between legitimate email and spam, when it's on a subject that interests me?

Well, spam is by definition a form letter (clever spam may even do something like attach to and quote blindly from something I wrote).

Legitimate email, by contrast, may include form-letter-like boilerplate, but will show signs of being sent to me rather than everyone. If unsolicited, that means they'll have taken the trouble to figure out who I am, beyond just someone who participates in XYZ community.

Yes, I've had googlespam too. First came shortly before a conference at which I was able to talk to the goog's opensource top-dog (gstein), who was kind enough to answer specific questions. I left it there, without the extended telephone sessions you mention.

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By: Wilmer https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54225 Mon, 28 May 2007 08:13:02 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54225 What tonfa says, posting on mailing lists works too. I received this mail last Summer, also asked the recruiter how she found me, she said it was on a Debian mailing list. Interesting, because the last time I posted on a Debian mailing list is years ago already, I'm afraid.

Anyway, I took the job, and it's pretty cool. It's the cool kind of sysadmin job they're offering here.

It does look like the initial mails are getting better, a little bit more personal. That's good to see.

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By: tonfa https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54221 Mon, 28 May 2007 08:05:03 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54221 Yup they usually screen blogs and mailing list. I know people who are contacted because they post in lkml or debian mailing list. (And you can regularly see well-known hacker telling google to stop their non-targeted massive hiring campaign)

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By: phanatic https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54217 Mon, 28 May 2007 07:33:39 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54217 I got a very similar e-mail as well, only some tiny differences in the text... Maybe all of the Planet programmers were contacted 😉

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By: Regina https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54216 Mon, 28 May 2007 07:29:18 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54216 Congrats! I think I'll never have the chance to receive such emails...

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By: Jerome Gotangco https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54183 Mon, 28 May 2007 02:26:12 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54183 I got such emails from Google Recruitment twice for engineering as well. But they found out my profile because of LinkedIn and probably made its way to one of my contacts.

I received a thank you email a few weeks ago. I guess I didn't make the cut 😉 I had two interviews though and boy they can be hard.

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By: Lasse Havelund https://pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54165 Mon, 28 May 2007 00:25:00 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/27/why-blog-because-google-might-hire-you/#comment-54165 Wow, that's a pretty sweet offer to get. Even though you're not taking the job; congrats 🙂

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