Announcing Recruitme

January 2, 2021
product announcement mergedeps

As the second project in my 12 Startups in 12 Months year, I’m releasing (sort of) RecruitMe.

I’m a full time software engineer, and week-to-week I’ll receive up ~5 cold-outreach opportunities from recruiters for new opportunities. Unfortunately the majority of these are clearly not a good fit, are impersonal, and are low-effort outreach from low-quality recruiters. If the person reaching out had taken the time to review me, it would have been clear that I would not be interested.

This isn’t always the case though. There are tons of great recruiters out there who work to build relationships with in-demand candidates. You are an asset to these recruiters, and they know it.

I wanted a low-effort way to separate the two groups, and let recruiters show up-front that they had a serious opportunity.


RecruitMe is a system to allow a recruiter to show they are serious in their opportunity by paying you to review it. This is designed to filter out low quality bulk mail while identifying the “hot” opportunities that are worth the time and effort to review. You set a rate, and a recruiter can choose to pay that in order for you to review the opportunity.

The workflow is rather simple: We identify cold outreach attempts that come in from recruiters that you have never contacted before, filter them out of your inbox, and automatically respond with a message that you are using RecruitMe. This includes a link to an invoice, and once it is paid the original message thread is re-added to your inbox and marked for review.

At the end of each week you also receive a RecruitMe summary email, which includes a list of any paid invoices, and unpaid outreach.

At this moment this project is limited in access due to it’s use of Restricted Google APIs, and I am adding initial beta users within Google’s testing scope while working through Google’s approval process.

If you are interested in participating you can sign up here.