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Noah Hein

While they may not be a huge impact, I'm sure they are appreciated. It's not as if he's saying if you lack an email signature that you won't be hired. However, it does make your email exchanges look more professional. Doubly so if you are planning to freelance at all. You would also be the first person that I've ever heard of not caring about a portfolio piece. I haven't had an employer and I've only done client work. That being said, I have spoken to enough recruiters to know that if there isn't a portfolio website attached to the resume, I am not going to be considered.

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Jon Randy

Interesting - are these recruiters in recruitment companies?

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Noah Hein

All of the ones that I've spoken to are the typical staffing solutions companies yes. I don't have experience in in-house recruiters.

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Jon Randy

In my experience recruitment companies are best avoided (by both candidates and employers) - they're generally clueless about tech and have little idea what makes a good developer. Most candidates they send are usually not great.

Best way to get good candidates is through more direct channels