A Brief Message for Recruiters

A Brief Message for Recruiters

I'm very selective with writing back or paying attention to recruiting messages. I believe finding a job is similar to dating, and that we should have compatibility before it's worth moving forward. Here's a few things you might want to know before writing:

  • I have a passion for personal finance
  • I'm looking to continue to grow as a manager
  • I have 20 years of SWE experience
  • I've been a manager of 2-3 teams of 6-12 engineers for 4+ years
  • I've started 3 businesses with varying levels of success

Here's what I'm looking for in a role:

  • Opportunity to grow. I'm looking to reach the next level.
  • A product role. I've spent more than a decade working with product teams and I find value in it.
  • A reasonable amount of politics. I can play the game, but the product means more.
  • A few hats. If you're expecting me to do 5 jobs well, nobody's going to be happy with the outcome.
  • A company with heart. Startups do what they have to in order to survive, but they should have an eye towards being better.

There's no wrong place to write me. As long as you're writing about something you sincerely think I'd be interested in, I'll write back if even to say no thank you.

Last updated 2/22