If you’re privileged enough to get recruiting emails, consider taking a small, nearly automated step towards better representation in tech design by setting up a template response in Gmail. In your template, include links to directories focused on highlighting accomplished but underrepresented design talent.
Great idea, Jules, I’ll absolutely do that.
Once I set up a LinkedIn account just for honeypotting recruiters. The whole point was for them to try to recruit me, and I tried to recruit them into using the CodePen Job Board to find candidates. It didn’t work that well but it had side-benefits like forcing me into having a nice little pitch deck to send to companies that were hiring.
But that was a self-serving play, Jules is actually trying to help people which is much better.