I was quite terse with a junior recruiter as he was fishing for information rather than calling regarding an actual job. I sat down an devised myself a little script for dealing with this, these are the questions and my scripted responses.
How are you finding the market?
Good thanks! I’m getting a fair amount of contact.
What are you looking for?
I’m looking for a senior technical decision making role that focuses on effective software development/delivery that is profitable for the business. That gives me challenges to solve and things to make happen.
Have you interviewed?
I’m actively interviewing which is keeping me quite busy, I’ve received some interest but I’m keeping my options open.