We’re nice guys here at Team RecoVend. We’re all about collaboration, changing the old guard in stagnant industries, and making Higher Education more efficient and affordable for every student and their family. These are big lofty goals – goals which we do not shy away from despite all of the hurdles we will have to overcome on the way to the finish line.
We are working to transform an industry and disrupt inefficient incumbents, which is bound to cause some pain and discomfort. Even through this pain and discomfort, we try and run our business with one simple philosophy: Be a Mensch. This extends to our recruiting philosophy as we look to add ambitious, hungry talent to our team. Sravish Sridhar, the excellent CEO of Kinvey, sums up startup recruiting etiquette perfectly in his post Startup Poaching Etiquette: Be a Richard, Not a Dick.
Unfortunately not all startups have such an admirable ethos for their recruiting efforts. This past weekend, RecoVend co-founder Jason Woodward was sent the following cold email by a recruiter from Hubspot, the company renowned for their inbound marketing strategies (and yes, the irony of that sentence is not lost on us).
Since we figured this deserved a response, we did it in the only way RecoVend knows how – with memes!
While we joke around, we don’t bear too much ill will towards Hubspot. They’re a cool company, and if any of our loyal readers want to work there, by all means let us know and we’ll make the intro – after all, we’d love the $10,000 Referral Bonus.
How’s that for inbound marketing?