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Rude LinkedIn recruiter

Undisclosed k4av5e
Dec 3

I don’t know what was wrong with him. I had an initial call and asked him about the levels, and it triggered a fit. He said ‘you only have 4-5 yoe, it doesn’t even meet our senior bar, probably junior. Oh you wanna know the staff requirement? No,no,no...you don’t wanna hear that. You do? Ok, staff is at least 10 yoe, and at least of 5 yoe as a team lead. Have you even been a team lead? You don’t even have a master’s degree.’

I’m senior at a company in the same tier. It made his fit worse when I told him I had been a team lead, and that I have interviewed linkedin senior candidates myself, and my coworkers and my consensus was most of those senior candidates didn’t even meet our junior bar.

I’ve set up interviews with FAANG and a few unicorns and went through my identical question list. I never had such bad experience.

I endured 10 minutes of his mocking. How do I report him?

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  • Post this on LinkedIn and tag that Weiner
    Dec 31
    • New Finkd
      You mean Jeff Weiner?
      Dec 3
  • Undisclosed GayDude
    Post this on Linkedin and tag my handsome Weiner.
    Dec 30
  • Amazon Pipilika
    hmm ... is he rude, or you feel too entitled, that's the question.
    Dec 32
    • Undisclosed k4av5e
      OP
      I simply asked him ‘what’s the leveling criteria at LinkedIn? I’m currently Senior at xxx’
      Dec 3
    • Undisclosed Finkd
      I don’t think he’s a millennial, irreverent question.
      Dec 3
  • @fooing_bar, completely agree. @k4av5e You should DM me so I can hire you @indeed and we can build a platform that will crush LinkedIn. That’ll show em!
    Dec 31
    • Google dyyyu
      Lol, good one.
      Dec 3
  • Undisclosed WgEW84
    Post the interview experience on glassdoor. Mention his name.
    Dec 30
  • Undisclosed fooing_bar
    Meh had a similar experience with google recruiter (although after receiving offer) My 0.02 was that there s nothing to gain so just pick another offer and move on.
    Dec 30
  • LinkedIn Gill Bates
    It's probably the bar for external candidates, for some weird reason we down level external candidates even though it's super easy to get promoted between levels (up to staff at least). I've seen hires as senior for people with over 10 yoe (and internal promotions to senior for ncg after two years).

    I guess that keeps new hires working extra hard to get that promotion back to their level.
    Dec 32
  • Undisclosed gil
    You actually told him linked in engineers don't mean your Junior bar? That is extremely unprofessional. Only rude thing I see in that conversation.
    Dec 40
  • New Apollon
    LinkedIn levels seem to vary...The intern I helped 7 years ago is a LI senior while the architect I had at that time is also a LI senior. The first made senior without 4-5 yoe.
    Dec 30
  • LinkedIn Despotcool
    I think he got rejected
    Dec 33
    • Undisclosed k4av5e
      OP
      Nope, just scheduled a phone interview
      Dec 4
    • LinkedIn Despotcool
      There is no way a recruiter is rude unless you are disrespectful. The basis of their job is to keep you happy.
      Dec 4
    • LinkedIn Despotcool
      If the recruiter was indeed bad you should complain.
      Dec 4
  • Undisclosed berenstein
    Post the recruiter’s name here
    Dec 30

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