Jules’ front end development recognized by Yahoo!

I received an interesting contact form submission one evening, by a Yahoo! talent scout.

Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 20:53:26 -0600
Subject: Form Submission
To: [email protected]
From: <[email protected]>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”iso-8859-1″
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Name: Teddi XXXXXXXX
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (408)XXX-XXXX
Company: Yahoo
Website: www.yahoo.com
City: Sunnyvale
State: CA

Hi Jules,
My name is Teddi XXXXXXXX and I’m a Talent Scout with Yahoo.
I would like to discuss Front End Engineering roles we have
with Yahoo. When might be a good time to speak?


So… that was nice!

Later that night I spoke with Teddi on the phone. Being very good at her job, she knew right away that my resume was formatted from a Monster.com template. And then she gave me advice about resume writing.
I showed her some of my front end work, both of my own site and live examples of sites I’ve coded. She was very impressed.

I showed her that a search in Yahoo! for “freelance web development” shows me as the first result. And I’m number two for “freelance web developer”. I was surprised she didn’t know that. She asked “how did you pull that off?!” The reply: “It’s my job”.


Now, the problem is, that their development team is in sunny California. And I’m in NY. Yahoo! has offices in NY, but they are marketing teams. I asked what are the odds of me doing the development work for Yahoo! in NY. The reply: “Zero.”
I don’t know where it will lead. But at least it was nice to be recognized.

One Reply to “Jules’ front end development recognized by Yahoo!”

  1. Heads up on TrackBacks … they do you no good. Is there a way to delete them? Surely you can … and this comment too.

    Someone the size of Yahoo requires that degree of centralization?! I’m shocked. No, appalled. Surely NY could easily support an agile xP crew.
    That leaves me feeling rather dismal.

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