A Job Offer NOT To Consider

Job postings should make requirements clear, and should list any and all preferences. And I guess I see the value in telling potential employees what will cause their application to automatically be rejected. But, here is an example of how doing so can make you look petty, immature, and very unprofessional.

24 responses to “A Job Offer NOT To Consider”

  1. Joe Mastroianni Avatar
    Joe Mastroianni

    "You mention that you have done anything in ASP, .NET, or ColdFusion"
    Ouch. Oh well, they’re not getting my resume.

  2. Cutter Avatar

    "We will automatically reject your application if:
    ** You are a consulting or staffing firm consisting of more than one person
    ** You send us anything in Word format
    ** You mention that you have done anything in ASP, .NET, or ColdFusion
    ** Your work consists entirely of Flash"
    If they’re looking for a "Creative Genius", then why would any of the above be a deal breaker? Sounds a little warped to me….

  3. Joe Mastroianni Avatar
    Joe Mastroianni

    Becuase according to these guys creative geniuses only use PHP.

  4. Raymond Camden Avatar
    Raymond Camden

    That is so beyond insane it doesn’t even make sense. I’m so tempted to send in my resume just for the heck of it and see what I get back.

  5. Aaron Avatar

    ok so no one from MySpace need apply. Even if i didnt code in CF id still be turned off by that .

  6. David Tucker Avatar
    David Tucker

    It’s clear that none of these guys/girls have ever worked in an Enterprise setting.

  7. John Farrar Avatar
    John Farrar

    How about we do a reverse boycott? How about all of us apply for the job!!!

  8. David Tucker Avatar
    David Tucker

    Now that sounds like a great idea John.

  9. Derek P. Avatar
    Derek P.

    Glad you liked my post ;).

  10. Michael Dinowiz Avatar
    Michael Dinowiz

    The fact that they cite the Daily Kos as a ‘press’ source automatically tells me who and what they are. Not any place I’d be working even if I fulfilled their ‘requirements’.

  11. Freddie Avatar

    hahaha, oh wow… well, they have their priorities very clear.
    "Before the cock crow thou shalt deny me thrice. So thou can work in Hawai" The Coldfusion Book

  12. Chris Jordan Avatar
    Chris Jordan

    … and who the hell cares if you’ve ever heard of someone they consider important?
    Hey! I’ve heard of Ben Forta, Ray Camden, John Resig, Steve Wozniak, Jeramey Allaire, Douglass Crockford, King Kong and Jabba the Hut! I *MUST* be qualified!
    … pathetic

  13. David McGuigan Avatar
    David McGuigan

    I actually thought it was pretty funny. Especially since my ColdFusion developer friends and I do the exact same thing TIMES 50 to all of our PHP developer friends as a joke.
    We’ve made t-shirts, video taped races to see how long it takes to code the same functionality side-by-side with PHP (ColdFusion is undefeated with an average victory differential of 22 minutes per hour!), made up some dirty jokes, and ESPECIALLY turned down freelance offer after freelance offer with the "Oh, I wouldn’t touch Phfffpt (phoenetic pronunciation of PHP) with a 10 foot mouse" catchphrase we’ve coined so prominently in Salt Lake City.
    It’s just a little developer humor. I didn’t think it was unprofessional at all. In fact, if I saw the reverse (where PHP was substituted for CF) it would actually make me WANT to apply for the job more. Because that’s exactly how I feel. I literally wouldn’t take a web development job if it wasn’t ColdFusion. Holla atcha boy.

  14. Clint Avatar

    I can code in PHP, ASP, JSP, JavaScript, Flex/Air MXML, ActionScript, XML, C++, Java, AND CFML. I can create databases for MSSQL and MySQL using procedures, triggers, views, transactions, and caching. I know how to manage a project, gether requirements, and create UML documents. I can design in Photoshop, Fireworks, Paintshop, Illustrator, Freehand, Swift, 3D Max, Maya, Lightwave, and Blender. I can do streaming and real-time over a media server and even create my audio with Cubase, FL Studio, and Acid. I have developed several online businesses for myself and others and created a dozen applications for the government. I’ve done everything from logo designs to enterprise shopping carts and pay-per-chat with integrated click-to-call. I’ve even created my own telecomunications server for VOIP using Asterisk from scratch.
    But, I guess I’m not qualified.
    I think they don’t want CF developers because they are all OVER-QUALIFIED.

  15. Clint Avatar

    Oh! And they can’t afford us. Seeing how PHP developers are so darn cheap.

  16. Matt Avatar

    This job sounds perfect for me except I’m a ASP .Net developer who loves Flash and ColdFusion. Well, I’m going to send in my resume anyway. Word format, naturally. Did I mention that I’m a consultant? It’s on the resume.doc

  17. Peter TIlbrook Avatar
    Peter TIlbrook

    Just to be an Aussie bastard – find out how "legal" they are with their software. That should sort out the girls from the girls.

  18. David Avatar

    Maybe it was an attempt at being funny? Guys, Rule #1, if you’re not funny, don’t try to be funny!
    Hey athe person who gets this job has to know what they’re getting – a close minded group of individuals who will tell you what to do, not ask you to use your ingenuity and intelligence.
    On the plus side….you’ll suffer all that in Hawaii 🙂

  19. RobW Avatar

    Perhaps they have been burned by new hires coming in and saying "Oh, I could do this easier if we were using product ‘X’."
    But anyway, why would anyone want to work somewhere where they don’t use ColdFusion?

  20. #NAME? Avatar

    i just sent them my word resume…
    maybe i will get lucky!

  21. DanaK Avatar

    If you look at the ad the top says ‘VentureSpeed’, if you google you get just tons of hits for job listings but no web site. If you go to it has a coming soon and lists them as basically a headhunter/manpower type of service. It looks like they are trolling those job sites to get started and then create their own version of it haha.
    p.s. I dare someone to click some of those links above me. I’ll buy you a sixer someday. be a man (p.s. this probably won’t make sense once Ben deletes the post above me). 🙂

  22. Sid Wing Avatar
    Sid Wing

    Having researched multiple job listings from them on Dice and then having reviewed their "website" – I come to the realization that not only do they not have a "real" company – but that they cannot even SPELLCHECK their own website (ex. ".have your top level executives and technology teams DELIVED with the speed that a new venture needs").
    Close-minded "geniuses" need not to advertise.

  23. Peter TIlbrook Avatar
    Peter TIlbrook

    Heh! I applied anyway – just to piss them off (and show them what they are missing with CF in particular).

  24. Avery Lin Avatar
    Avery Lin

    I saw that before,it simply makes me laught 🙂

Leave a Reply