If you're a recruiter, thank you for taking the time to read this page.
Last year I graduated with my Ph.D. and started working at Dropbox. I'm pretty happy where I am right now and not likely to be interested in seeking other work. If you feel you still want to contact me, please keep the following in mind before you do:
- I am much more likely to respond to you if you can say what it is that made you reach out to me. A generic statement is great, but impersonal. If you call out pieces of my experience that popped for you, I know you've invested time in learning about me and whether the opportunity you represent is actually a good fit for me. I probably still won't be interested in switching employers, but but I will remember you favorably for when I do.
- I generally like to hear direct from the people looking to employ me, and not intermediaries. I understand that they add value for potential employers, but there's a very low signal-to-noise ratio among third party recruiters and I am not good at telling those who bring value to me from those who do not. I have made the choice to save myself from this cognitive load at the cost of potentially missing some opportunities.
- I do not use LinkedIn. I have not used them since my email was leaked many years back. Please do not try to connect with me on LinkedIn. I would much rather interact over drinks or a pull request.
If you've gotten this far, thank you for reading!