Why Recruiters Fail

This is my stock auto-reply to recruiter eMails, at the moment. And, below that, some lessons for anyone who wants to hire a programmer.
There are 3 parts to this.
  • What I send when I get junk mail that smells like it came from a recruiter. Because I don’t even bother reading them, most of the time. Most of the time, my mail filters auto-reply and I don’t even have to know it happened.
  • What I would liketo see. This is a template for actually hiring a good programmer without pissing us off.
  • And then … an annotated copy of the kind of crap every programmer loathes to see. Warning: There is profanity — not as much as it deserves, but still, there is some.

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