I’m hiring?

And continuing on my previous trend of posting solicitations I receive in my e-mail, here’s one I received a few days ago that was obviously a blind solicitation – meaning they didn’t look at my website as they claim:

Hi Kenneth,

I see your company has some Software Engineering openings to fill. I may be wrong, but I would guess that despite your best recruiting efforts, you either cannot find smart developers fast enough, or they are too expensive, or both.

Could we send you some resumes? We are the #1 talent-based employer in Latin America. Our employees are not only super smart (we hire only from the Top 1% of applicants), but they also are fluent in English and work in the same time zone as you do.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Adam Harris
Sales Executive

Direct: [REDACTED]
Address: [REDACTED]
Email: [REDACTED]  |  Website: [REDACTED]

So my reply was pretty direct and succinct:

Really? This is news to me. Care to tell me where you saw such a listing showing I’m looking for engineers?

Why just delete the e-mail when you can give them a snarky response first?