It's not exactly a secret that Google is basically snatching up anyone with a pulse these days. In fact, I've been contacted five times in the last month by five different recruiters. And since I don't have updated information on Linked In or anything and I haven't floated a resume anytime recently, that means they're contacting me based on the three old copy of my resume that they've got in their system.
Most of them were standard fare, but the second letter I received was a real gem:
- This opportunity is in Mountain View, CA. Are you willing to relocate to Mountain View?
- "Do you have the unrestricted legal right to work in the U.S.?"
- If you were to accept an offer from Google, How soon would you be available to start?
- Please verify your education for undergrad and grad school (School, GPA, Major).
- Do you have any other interviews or offers pending?
- What programming and scripting languages do you consider to be your strongest?
- What is your salary expectations?
He might as well have just said "just confirm a few details and write down a number and your badge will be in the mail; you start Monday!"
Also entertaining was that the first few contacts were for "Web Applications Engineer," and with no reply from me and for no other apparent reason, the last couple were for "Senior Web Applications Engineer." How long will I need to hold out on them to make VP?