Discussion on: How do you respond to recruiters?

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Periklis Gkolias

If they have taken some time to truly investigate my profile and do not send me inquiries about jobs I'm not even remotely qualified to do (eg hardware engineering) I reply to them and I explain my situation clearly and sincerely.

I even let them know if I will be available to discuss an opportunity any time soon and if the position would sound good otherwise.

That kind of people look like a good contact and after all they do it for a living like I do my job.

Like all professions they have their strict deadlines and it is not nice to hit a wall because some of their colleagues are incompetent and there is no need to be passive aggressive.

I wouldn't like it in my job and I'm not enforcing it to others.

For the rest of them, I am usually just rejecting them politely. I'm still happy to have them in my network though, it doesn't hurt as far as I know.