Anyone else find it kinda weird recruiters have the final say on technical positions? I get most of them can’t fathom not finding 100% of what’s in the job description, but shouldn’t a technical person be interviewing these roles? Half the people I speak with have 0 idea what I’m talking about. Basically talking to a bunch of glorified HR specialists who are of 0 help when they present you to the hiring manager. Just cut recruiters all together. Sham industry.

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Definitely some truth to this but someone has to be the gatekeeper to filter through literally hundreds of applicants. Hiring managers would have zero time to do their job without HR saving them this time.

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It is really a case by case basis. I have never, and will never act like I can talk shop with most of my candidates. Admittedly, I couldn’t tell the difference between Java or JavaScript if you put the code on a screen.

However, I don’t act like I know that stuff, either. Good recruiters will do their best to understand you, your background, why you’re in the market, what you’re looking for, salary expectations, etc.

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