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Nicholas Meyler commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"Just in general, thinking back on American History, how did that McCarthy Blacklist thing work out?  When was the last time a "Blacklist" was ever regarded as a good thing for anyone but the kook who kept it?  "
Sep 2
Jeroen Frumau commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"Whow, what a perspectives. In the time that I was hiring manager (at a multinational) and had to work with inhouse recruiters from a 'shared service centre' I noticed they were not always able to 'understand niche-requirements'…"
Jun 25
Nicholas Meyler commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"You also might want to read my article on "Recruiter Spam".  There really is no such thing, and I prove it mathematically, but there is a much higher rate of mental illness in software engineers than in other technical professions,…"
Jun 10
Nicholas Meyler commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"Bottom line: Not to take it personally, but it's just a bad idea that doesn't work.  In 25 years of recruiting, most of my business came from contacting people at non-client companies who turned it around and said "I'm not…"
Jun 10
Derdiver commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"Oh my. I came on to a website full of recruiters and mocked them. Told them how pathetic and stupid they were and you are the victim? Classic. PS if you even did a little bit of homework you would have seen that I am a INTERNAL recruiter. I am also…"
Jun 5
Josh Goldstein commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"This is going to be my last post. I appreciate the feedback from many of you. I tried my best to keep this civil. I changed the copy on our website, per @RobMcintosh's suggestion. But, clearly, my tone was too snarky, as many people chose to…"
Jun 4
Paul Smith commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"I think the real problem with all this banter is Josh himself and his visions of dirt bags and fairyland.  Josh, your first bitch was that, as recruiters, we are too expensive.I have recruited for quite a few startups as well as businesses in…"
Jun 4
Keith Halperin commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"I@ Steve: "In the 'Country of the Blind", the one-eyed man is king." I LIKE the fact that there are so many sleazy, unethical, greedy, arrogant, fearful, ignorant/incompetent, or stupid recruiters out there (but not in here on…"
Jun 4
Steve Levy commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"How can I not chime in here... Fact: Barrier to entry into our profession is about as high as seam in a sidewalk. Fact: Way too many recruiters ARE douchebags and will sell snow to Eskimos and shit to flies. Fact: Way too many recruiters have NO…"
Jun 4
Amber commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"I think Ellen's comment was exactly the true situation: " I agree with others that is seems ethically wrong to be taking submissions of candidates that are employed at your paying clients. Call it what you will but you…"
Jun 3
Nicholas Meyler commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"I totally agree with Ellen.  But, she's talking about a very different situation. "
Jun 3
Ellen Clark commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"Thank you!"
Jun 3
Pete Radloff commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"Agreed - eloquently put Ellen. "
Jun 3
Derdiver commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"Ladies and Gentleman, Ellen Clark for the win!!!"
Jun 3
Ellen Clark commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"Rarely do I comment here, but this thread struck a nerve. After 20 years of recruiting, I have heard of many of these types of anti-recruiter comments. Basically is comes down to the thinking that recruiters are low-life scum.…"
Jun 3
Nicholas Meyler commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
""The kind of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament."  How can I get on your Blacklist, please? "
Jun 3

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Joshua Goldstein
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Co-Founder
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underdog.io
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2-4 years
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Technology
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<10
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The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 2:30pm 59 Comments

Working at an early-staged startup is bananas. It’s terrifying and fun and exhausting. It’s a lot like riding a unicycle for the first time. Blindfolded.

At my previous startup, I was in charge of hiring. Every…

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