Technical Recruiters are THE WORST
Recruiters are also generally just not familiar with the programming landscape, and what developers think is important. They’ll assume that a developer cares much more about working at a well-known company than whether or not the codebase they’ll be hacking on all day is well tested or if the development team still haven’t migrated from SVN yet.
This was a frequent source of stress for me when I used to run a large technical team. We were always always hiring, and even the most specialised recruiters we used would send us a high percentage of low-quality CVs that weren’t a good match for us. It’s not the end of the world, but if the client is doing most of the screening, what’s the recruiter for again?