100 Days of Recruiters

Like many software engineers, my inboxes are full of spam from recruiters.
Here's the highlights from the last 100 days.

Bullshit Score

At first, I tried to count the occurrences of specific buzzwords... but there were just too many to choose from. Instead, I gave each message a Bullshit Score™.

In-House Recruiters

23% of the recruiters were in-house recruiters, the rest were external recruiters.

Only 25% of the external recruiters were upfront with the company they were hiring for.

Copy Paste

Only 1 recruiter actually looked at this website.

Silliest Quotes

There was flattery...

Hey There Rock Star
It's like finding a unicorn in the wild!

...and sympathy...

Hi Tom,
I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy currently.
Hey Tom,
Good Morning!
I hope you and your loved ones are safe, healthy and prospering.

Some really sold their socks off

incredible perks
Indigo was #3 on CNBC’s 2020 Top Disruptor List

Others were seemingly looking to hire a murderer

Killer background
terrific opportunity for aggressive career advancement

And some didn't do their homework

I know you are with a great organization
If by organization you mean unemployed
i have a react js developer and location CA, client looking for 10+years
React has only been around for 8 years


Finally, here's the full list of the companies that were named:

  • Amazon (twice)
  • Apple
  • Beachbody
  • Vinli
  • Spiff
  • Copy.AI
  • Rocket Loans
  • Bevy
  • Graphiant
  • Ticketmaster
  • ZURB
  • EPAM
  • Adobe
  • Collibra
  • Postscript.io
  • Reggora
  • Thirty Madison
  • Walmart
  • Checkr
  • Virtasant
  • Bank of America
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • IndigoAg
  • FastRadius
  • AlphaSights
  • Metaview