Sometimes I am pretty blunt.
A recruiter reached out to me:
I tried to connect with you a few weeks ago as I was reviewing your profile with the Co-Founder of a company I’m working with. They have asked me to reach out to you on behalf of the company and see if you were on the market looking for a new job.
Let me know if you are interested and I will send you the details to review. Take care.
This was during a very stressful week. This was in the middle of the Texas Ice Storm of 2021, and while we had all of our services and had no cracked pipes, many people I knew were in a heap of trouble. We could not go anywhere because of the ice. We were scared we would lose power, internet, cell service, water, or gas at any point. I was not in the best of moods when I responded, Don Draper-like:
With no information about the company, what kind of business they are in, job description, location, etc., I cannot answer this question.
I am happy where I am. I don’t mean to be surly, but you need a really good pitch, and this is not it. Please give me as much information as you can.
To my surprise, he wrote back:
Thanks for the follow up on this. Happy to share full details on the opportunity and connect on a call once you free up. What is the best email to send things to as far as details? Also can you send over a copy of your resume to review as well.
So I sent him my resume. He also asked for my github repo, which is full of small personal projects, so probably not that useful. Still…
He got back to me with a long blurb.
Thanks for getting back to me. The job opportunity is with a company called https://akash.network/
“We believe the next generation of the internet must be open and more secure. Help us build the world’s first peer-to-peer open cloud.”
Akash is the DeCloud for DeFi,and the world’s first decentralized cloud computing marketplace, accelerating scale and price performance for high-growth industries including DeFi,decentralized organizations and applications, and machine learning/AI. With advanced containerization technology and a unique staking model to accelerate adoption, Akash will be a faster, more efficient, and up to 10x lower cost cloud providing unprecedented scale, flexibility, and price performance.
Akash founders Greg Osuri and Adam Bozanich are globally recognized open source developers and among the top 20 programmers worldwide for authoring open-source libraries adopted by organizations including Ubuntu, HashiCorp, and Kubernetes. They lead an expert team with a legacy of successfully implementing developer-focused and SaaS go-to-market strategies that scale.
Take a look and let me know what you think. To expediate (sic) the process feel free to send over a copy of your updated resume, as I’d love to introduce you to the team to learn more.
So, they sell web infrastructure. While that is pretty cool, I don’t think it was better than Helping People Get Jobs. Also, didn’t I already send him my resume? I wrote back:
Thanks for your time.
I am not interested in this technology, nor am I qualified for it. And I am happy where I am.
Good luck with your search!
I guess my obnoxious first reply didn’t hurt me much.