100 Days of Recruiters (US Edition)

Like many software engineers, my inboxes are full of spam from recruiters.
During these 100 days, my LinkedIn status was 'Closed to Opportunities'.
Here's the highlights from the last 100 days.

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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