Silicon Valley is full of hustlers, and that's often a good thing. But there's a difference between hustling and flat-out lying, and when people deceive company after company, it's time to call them out.
In lieu of my last few months which have been dealt with finding a web developer and or designer for not only my personal Toronto based internet marketing consulting firm but for my day job as well - I've found this article to be quite the coincident. Minutes after tossing up Freelancer, Kijiji, and Craigslist job ads my inbox was flooded with responses from potential developers looking for work. Sadly the majority of these responses were excruciatingly generic with a "please see my resume attached and cover letter" as the email message with the respective attachments - in most cases being immediately deleted. Almost 70 percent of those who have showed up for interviews after sending me a resume with great qualifications and previous work have been unable to do the required work. Has this resume bullshitting become a standard? Why is it so many people lie when it comes to tech related business? Anyway I strongly would recommend readers of my blog give the TechCrunch article on Shirley Hornstein a quick read as it'll open your eyes to the coercion plaguing this industry. Hope you enjoy!