I sometimes see questions like "Which certificate should I get?" or "I'm planning to get X, does it worth the price/work I invest?" in forums/reddit. Most of the time I also can't answer it, because I am not really sure if my RHCE certificate helped me or not. It will also expire few months later. And after giving some thought, I've decided to let it. Even though I understand "It will be a clear sign about how well I know what I am doing" theory behind it, if I were hiring someone technical, a certificate wouldn't slightly change my idea in any way.
I am on Linkedin for quite long time. My profile setting about recruiters is always "Open", even when I am not looking for a job, which causes all kind of weird queries to fill my inbox. This forces me not to care, when I feel like the message is a cheap copy/paste template starting with my name, I just press the "No" button. But on this post, I'd like to introduce 5 main categories of recruiters who are reaching me all the time, since this became entertainment for me after a while:
Working at a corporate environment is appealing; awesome benefits, relaxed working environment, first-class vendors and support, high-end hardware etc. Of course YMMV, there are always unbearable times/positions somewhere. In my case: Lately I was sitting dull and waiting for someone, either one of my co-workers (which are nice people by the way) or some developer/application guy, needs me. This may also be appealing if you are satisfied with your town, country, career progress and overall you know.
Some inmates say that violence is the worst thing we gotta face. For me, the worst thing is the great yawn. How do you fill day after dull ass day? We got these routines that are supposed to give our lives order and meaning. But I'm here to testify that I'm less afraid of getting shanked in my back than the routine. Cause the routine, man, the routine'll kill you.