Hi. This is Trevor Brindle. Yes, my day is going fine, not that you really care. I am already judging you for your name, your lack of speaking skills, or for the fact that you live in a city I have no intention of living in, or even liking - I’m looking at you Detroit MI, San Jose CA, and Houston TX. If you bothered to read my profile, I will not relocate.
I’m sorry female recruiters, having a pretty picture on LinkedIn will not help you. Further, I will not go ahead and help you “reach out” to my developer friends for you just because you are especially bad at your job. Male recruiters in your 40s – what is your problem that you will literally call me 4 and 5 times in a day, for weeks in a row? It pissed me off the first time you called me “Trev” or “Bud”, because you do not know me, and I am not a child. Also, that incessant calling thing is reserved family emergencies and clingy girlfriends. I will block your number.
Stop assuming this is a golden opportunity for me or really anything but a company’s last effort to fill a position before outsourcing. Stop assuming that a junior programmer needs 5 years of experience. Stop assuming I can understand you mumbling into the phone. Stop assuming everyone has to know and use C for 5 years before being useful in web development. Stop asking for the skillset of a 50 year old for a 20 year old’s salary. It won’t happen.
I understand you are only doing your job, and you are often a key part of working and progressing in the tech field. But please be logical, honest, courteous.