While I’m not looking for a job right now, I do still get emails from recruiters constantly. They are usually just a request for my resume and a list of requirements. Most of the times the requirements are outrageous.
10+ Year of iOS
10+ Years of Android
Masters Degree in Computer science
Masters Degree in Astrophysics
Nice to have:
Speaks fluent squirrel
This is an exaggeration of course, some not too far off. Why does it always come down to what the employer wants and heck with what the employee wants. It should be a symbiotic relationship. These types of emails start off instantly on a bad foot. I know nothing about what you offer me in return for being the most amazing developer on the planet. Sometimes there is a vague attempt at listing benefits and possible salary. But that is few and far between.
Reenacted as if it were real life…
(Knock at the door)
Me: (Answers door)
Recruiter: Hello person, I know all about you! Give me your resume! Are you qualified to develop for a platform for longer than it has existed? What do you do anyway cause I did no research before I got here!