[Baypiggies] Perot at NASA - Sr. Python Developer

Anna Ravenscroft annaraven at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 08:21:33 CEST 2009

On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 11:12 PM, Jeff Lindsay<progrium at gmail.com> wrote:
> I actually have no idea who this recruiter is, but I'm on this team. I
> have a few cents to add to this whole thing:
> - I think recruiters are lame (sorry Travis, nothing personal?)
> - I think job postings are like online dating profiles: bullshit, but
> give you a *rough sense* of the real thing
> - I think these requirements came from our overworked project lead who
> didn't have time to think a lot about the fact people will tear it to
> shreds
> - This project is a lot cooler than it sounds,

Actually - the job sounds incredibly cool.

I think the problem is simply with the list of "requirements" for
anyone considering *applying* for the job. Many people (particularly
women, but also very highly-qualified people like Alex) will
self-select out of the list of "qualified applicants" because of the

You might want to discuss with your team and HR what the actual
minimum *requirements* for the job are, as opposed to the Nice to
haves and the "this is what makes this job cool" parts, and then
repost. Otherwise, you might very well miss a really awesome candidate
who actually *believes* your "requirements" list.

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