Why Programmers Don’t Like Recruiters

by Robert John Stevens, December 31, 2015

Do attractive people need to hire someone to find dates? Sometimes, but programming teams that are good enough to attract talent do not need recruiters, especially if they are led by well-respected leaders with magnetic personalities.

To assess whether or not programmers are tidy and presentable, recruiters often ask to meet them in person before presenting them to prospective employers. Do great programming teams care what a candidate looks like? Most will say no, especially when hiring top programmers.

When deciding between two candidates with comparable skills, corporations will usually avoid paying a recruiter’s commission and choose the freelance candidate.

Your chances of getting a job are much higher with in-house corporate recruiters.

Find jobs that are not yet posted. To do that, offer to take your employed friends to lunch. Do not delay—a few hundred dollars of lunches is a small amount compared to extended periods of income loss.

Remember, the longer you stay unemployed the more likely you will remain unemployed so avoid recruiters, get to work, remain positive, assume nothing, don’t say more than you need to during your interviews and get several employers to bid against each other for your employment.

And learn new tools and technologies to keep your mind fresh and sharp, to make the competition irrelevant and because programmers love to hire those using the latest and greatest.

Senator Mike Lee: The Secretive, Undemocratic Process Behind the Omnibus

I’m very happy Senator Lee speaks out on these issues but how much influence is he having? And if he doesn’t have enough influence then should he resign and trust God will raise up somebody who can influence the masses and instigate change?

America at Christmas

Whenever you hear a presidential candidate proclaiming that the first job of the president is to keep America safe, challenge that absurdity. Invite that candidate to read the Constitution, which lays out the jobs of the president — the principal of which is to keep us free and safe. If a president keeps us safe but unfree, he is simply not doing his job. Only Mr. Paul has made that argument.

RE: Donald Trump: An Evaluation — Paul Craig Roberts

Hi Paul,

In your article, Donald Trump: An Evaluation — Paul Craig Roberts you’re right and insightful to point out that Trump’s advisors will surely influence his stance and decisions. Now that you wrote it, hopefully he’ll correct his path.

We live though in a country where few people strive to understand correct precepts and principles. As you well know, attempts to discover them require criss-crossing through landmines of untruths. I believe though that correct precepts and principles are built into us and when we re-connect to them we bask in “ah ha moments.”

Even the word precept has been corrupted. Look at its meaning in 1828, “In a general sense, any commandment or order intended as an authoritative rule of action; but applied particularly to commands respecting moral conduct. The ten commandments are so many precepts for the regulation of our moral conduct.”


By the way, the spelling of these two words need to be corrected in your article:

disqulifying (disqualifying)
insubstantialality (insubstantiality)

Merry Christmas!

Robert Stevens
Provo, Utah