At first, you might feel flattered by all this attention but it gets old (and mightily annoying) really fast.
Want to hear something funny? - You don’t even need to be real to fall victim to developer-hunting recruiters.
Meet David Fullstack
As the name and profile picture suggest, David is indeed a very fake developer. In fact, you might even remember him from our Techloop video (which is why we created him in the first place).
Despite his obvious fakeness, he has been receiving email after email from enthusiastic headhunters offering “fantastic career opportunities”. It is worth noting, we haven’t updated David’s LinkedIn profile in a LONG time, so we didn’t even draw any extra attention to him!
Here’s just a couple of examples:
Here's even an offer from Barcelona...
...and from the UK. Looks like David is a hot commodity.
Thank goodness we haven’t created a fake phone number for David…
Clearly, as a developer, it’s hard for you to stay below the radar - even if you’re not looking for a new job.
If you want to stay clear of persistent headhunters, you might want to avoid LinkedIn and other job portals that make your profile public.
That means relying on friends and acquaintances (which is very limited) when looking for new opportunities or diving into the sea of job adverts (which is very time-consuming).
Or you can try Techloop instead. With us, you’ll stay anonymous (no recruiters!) and hundreds of cool companies will pitch for you.
It's effortless, risk-free and we'll even give you 500EUR if you land a job.