Dear Linkedin Hiring Managers and Aka Tech Recruiters,
I am writing to you people on behalf of my fellow developers.
Thank you for always trying to reach out to us, even if we mentioned that we are not looking for opportunities on our LinkedIn profiles. We appreciate the courage. We know what it takes for a man to try to date a woman who is in a relationship or married .
First of all, where were you when we were still based in the South? Africa, South America, or Asia? Why did you wait for us to be in Europe or America to start sending us your mails? Don't you know that the future of work is remote and that relocation exists?
Please, next time, if you are reaching out to us, please take some time to go over our profiles and read them carefully. Take some time to go over our Github pages as well. Most of the time, googling our name will take you to our portfolios. Don’t just copy-paste an email and send it to a list of people. This is how some of you requested a creator of a framework four years of experience in the framework he created three years ago. Please do your research.
If we have agreed to discuss this with you, please, first of all, show up. We know the whole feeling of being ghosted and how it hurts. If we are talking on the phone, please make sure you read our cv/resume before; we don’t want to be asked questions about the technologies we are familiar with or proficient with. Learn our jargon. If we told you that we are proficient with the PyData Stack, why are you keep asking us if we know Pandas and Numpy? If we told you that we have worked with SpringBoot, why keeping asking us if we know Java?
More importantly, never ask us for our salary expectations on the first call, tell us about the budget you have for the role, and that will be enough. Or even worst, asking us for our current salary. If we are currently underpaid, why try to continue with the same schema?
If you keep doing things like this and don’t change your practices, we will run away from your Linkedin and start posting our CV in JSON format to allow only people who can read them.
Sincerely Busy Developers.
PS: I am not looking for work. I am happy with my current role, don’t try to reach out to me again after reading this message.