A reader fleshes out the Google PR headhunt spam story:

Dude - the google thing? So they sent to me. And my response was..."That's nice, but unfortunately the people you've sent this to are no longer on this particular alias. Good luck with your recruiting efforts, and feel free to forward any resumes you receive onto that alias, as we're hiring right now and are looking for the best and brightest."

SHE FREAKIN CALLED ME TO FOLLOW UP. Totally unclear on the concept, no? Irony is apparently past google these days.

I mean, how'd SHE get through the process?

Click the jump to see Google's e-mail.

From: Diane Hill [mailto:redacted]
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 2:23 PM
To: (redacted)
Subject: corp comm here at Google

Your name surfaced across my desk today as I noted I am searching for top talent in Corporate Communications here at Google. I am looking for people with a non traditional background in consulting and crisis management skills and also others in a direct Public Relations or Communications space. Is there anyone of interest whom you think I should be speaking with? I ask people at your level because often we are references for those we have managed in the past. Please feel free to forward my contact info to anyone of particular skill set. I appreciate your time and efforts in my pursuit of finding the right people to grow our organization.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Diane Hill

Staffing Corporate Communications

(e-mail redacted)

1600 Amphitheatre Parkway

Mountain View,CA 94043

(phone redacted)

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