Dear LinkedIn Recruiter

Rules for contacting people that you want to hire, from my perspective:

  • Tell me what company you are recruiting for. I don’t care that you think the company is exciting.
  • Include my name at the top or your email. And when you do, please stop for a second and think to yourself: “Is their first name really David Volquartz or just David”.
  • If someone actually recommended my profile to you, let me know who it is so I can thank them for thinking about me.
  • Please look at my work history. I haven’t worked professionally with your technology for ten years so my knowledge is outdated.

As a sidenote, I probably get less recruiter mail than many developers. Probably about once per week. And I actually write full answers to all recruiters that figure out my name is just David.

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