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Thorsten Hirsch

Well, it's easy to find reasons for the rejection in your articles. Don't get me wrong - I really like what you write, but from the perspective of a recruiter, who's just browsing through them superficially, there are many problematic things one can find:

  • you're an impostor (you say so yourself)
  • you say that it's okay to lie to advance your career
  • something masturbatory
  • you don't really know big-o (you say so yourself)
  • you might have pretty strong opinions

All these things are linked on your CV page, so it's easy to come to the wrong conclusions about you.

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Adam Nathaniel Davis Author

Yep. You'll get no argument from me there. If you just do a cursory glance through my articles (especially if all you do is read the titles), it's easy to form a very inaccurate impression of me. I get that. Hell - even if you read every single one of my articles and you have a perfectly accurate impression of me, you may still not want to consider me for any position at all in your company. I totally get that as well.

That's why this article, unlike so many of my others, was not chuck full of snark or sarcasm. I'm not mad - not even a little bit - about being eliminated from FB. In fact, part of the reason that I put this stuff out there is because I'd love for people remove me from consideration before we go through all the hassle of a long interview process or, even worse, an ill-fitting hire.

It'd be like if I'm on a dating app, and fishing is really important to me, so I put fishing front-and-center in my profile. Now, some people might say, "Well, some women don't like fishing - and they don't want to be with a man who's really into fishing. So you should probably remove that item from your profile." But my reply would be, "Heck no. I want that item featured prominently on my profile, because if it's really so important to me, then it's much better not to waste her time, or mine."

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