I work as a software developer in a medium sized company in developed country A.
I have family relations to underdeveloped country B. Due to economic crisis, glorification of the west and nepotism being common in country B, I got several requests from family members/ "good" friends of family members to "ask my HR for a job/an internship etc."
While my company is hiring, these requests have in my opinion multiple issues:
- Language: The applicants have problems with English and usually no knowledge of the local language
- Lack of skills: Even though they payed lots of $$$ to go to prestigious universities in B, the education system in B is generally below our standards. They lack work experience and knowledge of the technology stack we use.
- Lack of Visa and work permit.
With these issues I don't feel comfortable forwarding their applications to HR.
What I have tried: Pointing out the obvious issues in the CV. Resulted in "Ok, help me write a good CV". After several hours the CV looked so similar to mine, that an experienced HR will probably notice the similarities and guess who wrote it.
Pointing out lack of skills. Resulted in "Ok, teach me programming language X" or "But I graduated from the best university in B, can you help me registering as a Master/Phd student at a university in country A (or even western countries C and D)"
Pointing out the missing visa. Resulted in "Can you call your countries immigration department and help me get a visa". "Can you sign an affidavit of support". "Ask your company to write me an invitation letter"...
So whatever I tied, I will end up wasting lots of time while still coming across as unhelpful, arrogant westerner.
How do I decline these requests in a polite way while still pointing them into the right direction?