Over the past year or so (since I graduated and moved to the Bay Area) I get a handful of emails and calls from recruiters every week. On one hand it’s great that people are finding me (somehow good LinkedIn search optimization), on the other hand I just don’t have the energy to reply to them all. When it comes down to it, are these emails much different than any other unsolicited email? I suppose there’s a chance that they might eventually come in handy (I won’t be working at Apture forever), but at the moment the bar is pretty high as to what it would take to lure me away.
I’m still trying to figure out the best way to deal with all contact. Is it best to just let all the calls and emails drop? Is a quick “Not interested” the thing to do? Many want to start a dialog, but obviously that seems only useful if you’re actually looking. Maybe that’s it… maybe I’m strange for not constantly courting other companies looking for the next big thing. I think I can accomplish a lot more if I’m not constantly looking elsewhere. And if you are looking elsewhere, well apparently you picked the wrong place.
I guess to me I only see it as a matter of black and white. Either you’re happy with your work or you’re not. If not, make a change. You’re probably not doing anyone a favor by sticking around and only half-assing your effort. If you’re happy, why are you even looking?
Now backing to tending my inbox…