Discussion on: How do you respond to recruiters?

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Erik Dietrich

It's been quite a while since I had a regular onslaught of technical recruiters in my inbox. But back when I did, I wrote a blog post/page on my site called "my candidate description," listing all of the requirements I had before I'd consider interviewing with a company (a SOLID/clean codebase, remote work non-optional, no algo/data structure/whiteboard interviews, etc).

I'd send them the URL, politely ask them to read it and consider whether the company met my requirements, and follow up accordingly. Sometimes I'd mention that I would end a phone interview or in-person interview on the spot if I learned any of my conditions weren't met, but only if I got the sense that they'd fib to get me to take an interview.

If I recall, it was more effective than you'd think it would have been.

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

That is a really great idea!