Cool pitch from a job applicant

Cool pitch from a job applicant

This morning, we received a job application. Underneath is the guys pitch (posted verbatim) –

I want to work with you guys because,
♥ You guys are a hardcore techie startup in Java domain.
♥ You guys are working on MongoDB and Relational database !!! Very few startups in India must be doing polyglot persistence ! Thats cool as well as a visionary thing !
♥ Yours is a SaaS product !!
♥ I believe you are creating a nice team which has the potential to become 37 Signals of India with solid usable and meaningful product portfolio !
♥ I am reasonably well at Java and most of the time I think of web scale architectures..!!!
♥ Because I am from Mumbai
♥ Because I am tired of working in a typical IT setup where most of your energy goes wasted in bureaucratic process oriented hell !
♥ Because I feel like home when I visit Web Engage site and read “about us” page ! I just want to be there 🙂
♥ Because I need a mentor in my life and you guys are perfect for the same !
♥ Because I eat,sleep and drink ideas and its possible implementation.
♥ Because I do believe that working on-line demo without any hassle of registration is the best selling point of a SaaS product..!!!
♥ Because I do believe and think and advocate a lot about restful APIs !
♥ Because I want to master JavaScript ( i know it already but lazy enough to thoroughly learn it , as jQuery and it’s ecosystem spoils your native JavaScript needs 😛 ) as I believe that is the core of Web App development.
♥ Because I hit “bulls eye” when I search something on Google !
♥ Because I have compiled/understood nice tool set of open source libraries which makes Java development more enjoyable ! Play Framework, JSoup, JOOQ, JDBCHelper.
♥ Because I believe in Web oriented Architecture !
♥ Because I can shoot , track 100s of email communications per day ! Which I already do as I have subscribed to some of the high traffic mailing lists for open source Java libraries.
♥ Because I can complement Team Web Engage and contribute in many meaningful ways !

If you are looking to pitch to a startup for your candidature, this can be a great example of how to do it. We are retaining the identity of this candidate.

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  • Created: 23 Mar 2012
  • Last Updated: 12 Jan 2022



Avlesh Singh Co-founder and CEO, WebEngage

Avlesh is the co-founder and CEO at WebEngage. He occasionally writes here and on his personal blog.

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