The men and women tasked with recruiting tech talent go to great lengths to attract the attention of their targets -- (often unsuspecting) tech pros viewed as valuable "gets." While some recruiters prove to be invaluable in improving your career, finding exactly the right words to pique your interest in a new gig, far more seem to stammer, stumble, and elicit exasperated sighs.
You don't have to take my word for it. Several brave tech workers from around the globe have taken the time to share their favorite (if you can call them that) tech recruiter horror tales, and we have highlights for you here.
Category B: The trying-too-hard-to-be-hip recruiter
Category C: The shamelessly overselling recruiter
Category D: The woefully-out-of-touch recruiter
Category E: The completely clueless recruiter
Category F: The 'WTF?'-eliciting recruiter