I spend a lot of time dealing with recruiters - responding to queries, and accepting or rejecting endless amount of LinkedIn contact requests. I mostly agree to those requests, unless it’s obviously a spam account, since you never know what a new contact will give, but a quick review says that way less than 1% of the recruiters who contact me will actually end up signing a new contract. This means 99% of the time I spend on new contacts from recruiters is waste, and if my experiences hold up for the industry1, 99% of the recruiters’ time spent on initial contact is wasted as well.
I used to enjoy a lot of the writing about digital nomadry, but the more I’ve started living the life I’m aiming for, the more what I read seems to describe an adolescent “workation” while depleting your saving rather than a sustainable career and lifestyle. In the interest of banging my own drum giving a different perspective to a life of travel, I’d like to share our journey so far.