I’ve read a lot of the posts on this forum pertaining to job hunting and in particular dealing with recruiters and whatnot. I’ve been getting messages from recruiters on LinkedIn in the NYC area without even having having to apply for jobs. This doesn’t seem odd considering how large the NYC tech market is.
My question is how reliable/knowledgeable are tech recruiters? I’ve heard some people say they message anyone that comes within a mile of their requirements and other people say that recruiters usually know what to look for and aren’t unrealistic.
I recently got this message from a recruiter and I’m wondering how I should proceed:
I am a recruiter with the name of company omitted by me in NYC.
I’m really not sure if you’re looking for new opportunities however, after reviewing your profile on LinkedIn, I feel compelled to reach out to you.
This is an opportunity to play a critical role in the digital evolution of the organization.
Salary range is $120K to $135K but flexible to go higher based on skills and experience. The job spec is attached.
If you would like to hear more about this opportunity and the firm or about other roles that I am working on, please let me know.
How unrealistic is this job offer? I think I’m ready for an entry level developer job, but $120K seems high and I’m not sure I’m ready for a senior developer job. How much of my self doubt is imposter syndrome and how much is warranted?
Would love to hear some feedback from people working in the industry or who have experience in hiring.