Recruiter email etiquette

By James at September 26, 2012 15:50
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I get a lot of emails from recruiters, and normally I just trash them. However, today I received one and it caught my eye as it was for a MVC and JavaScript position. I briefly skimmed the job description and this line popped out.


“Javascript/jQuery/Ajax – If you are good with Javascript, jQuery is easy to pick up. If you are not good with Javascript, you need to understand jQuery since you’ll be using it as a crutch to make up for your weak Javascript skills. If you do not understand encapsulation, namespace pollution, and closures; you need to be good with jQuery”

Is this supposed to be funny? Would you want to work for a company which advertised for a position like this?




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James James is a five time and current Microsoft MVP in Client App Development, a Telerik Insider, a past Director on the INETA North America Board, a husband and dad, and has been developing software since the early days of Laser Discs and HyperCard stacks. As the Founder and President of the Inland Empire .NET User's Group, he has fondly watched it grow from a twice-a-month, early Saturday morning group of five in 2003, to a robust and rambunctious gathering of all types and sizes of .NET developers.

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