[TriLUG] I am a recruiter looking for a Linux Administrator for a
position in North Carolina.]]]]]
linuxr at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 13:23:19 EST 2004
On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 11:43:22 -0500, Brian Henning
<brian at strutmasters.com> wrote:
> Can anyone vouch for the authenticity of this message? I feel like I've
> seen almost word-for-word identical message bodies from several source
> addresses, which makes me wonder..
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Norman Brand" <Nbrand at questatechnology.com>
> To: <trilug at trilug.org>
> Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 4:39 PM
> Subject: [TriLUG] I am a recruiter looking for a Linux Administrator for a
> position in North Carolina.]]]]]
> >I am a recruiter looking for a Linux Administrator for a position in North
> > Carolina.
> > Job Description:
> > Linux Systems Administrator. Must have experience in configuring and
> > supporting Red Hat or SuSe Linux-based systems, virtual hosting, and PHP
> > in a secure environment. Prefer experience supporting web sites with
> > Oracle back-end. This position will administer several Linux-based web
> > servers. This is not a web development position, but will work with and
> > support developers in implementing and supporting agency web sites. Please
> > contact me by phone or email your resume to me so we can work together
> > Norman Brand
> > Questa Technology Inc.
> > Tel: (718) 539-7850
> > Fax: (718) 539-1166
> > Email: Nbrand at questatechnology.com
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OH don't get me started! (cranking into high gear...)
I was under the impression that most of these were pretty reliable. I
don't know how to validate this stuff. Maybe some insights from the
list admin folk (sorry to bother you?) would help.
As someone who is currently undergoing a job search, I know of no way
to protect onesself from various scams, resume trolling, email
trolling, SSN baiting, etc. I have been placed at a job very
successfully and professionally by an 'indie' recruiter, and I have
had nightmare experiences with some of the ones you see posted all the
time (KFARCE is the worst).
Just had a bad experience with a 'major *nix vendor' here is Florida,
that sells overpriced proprietary UNIX knockoffs for zillions of
dollars and whose name sounds kind of like 'Citrus'. :) That
recruiter was horrible and was an indie. Then I have had other
'indie' types that were so painfully obvious that they were a tiny
outfit, like one guy with a cruddy html page. Or people who don't
know how to return a phone call AFTER they have left you a message
begging you to work for them. I am currently working with one of
those, but not holding my breath.
Had another call the other day suppossedly for a job at a NOC with a
major telco company and they wanted my SSN. It is anybody's guess at
that point as to whether they were real or not (said it was for a
basic 'position of public trust' clearance required by the client).
The recruiter understood my hesitancy (job closed immediately anyway
so I didn't have to give it).
Yes, let's validate these people and their messages! It is a security
threat for anyone to pursue what they think is a lead, when it is
actually someone on a fishing expedition of one sort or another.
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