Discussion on: How do you respond to recruiters?

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Aimeri Baddouh

For me personally, I tend to ignore most of those messages, as they tend to be for positions I am either unqualified for, roles I know from previous experiences I wouldn't enjoy, or would require relocation in some form or fashion.

However, every once in a while I will be contacted by a recruiter with a position that I am intrigued about, but not quite ready to make the move yet. For those messages, I tend to respond with a personal message explaining why I don't feel ready right now, and asking their permission to reach out in the future to see if they have a similar position or if my current skills would fit their need.
I haven't yet gone back to any of those, but I figured that keeping those doors open, while being honest about where I am at in my journey wouldn't hurt.