I'm at a growing company pre-IPO. I love my work, get paid well, and do not want to jump ship. However, a lot of my peers have gotten promoted or left for new jobs- typical of a booming tech company.
I've been given the advice to "always keep your ear to the ground for new opportunities."
I'm averaging two recruiter calls a month right now, but have not found a company I like more or a significant salary bump elsewhere- though I have met cool companies to keep tabs on.
Should I shut down the recruiter conversations since I'm not chomping at the bit for something new? Or should I keep an open mind?
Also, am I damaging future career prospects by taking recruiter calls and not advancing to an interview? I know how it feels to get the classic "not a good time" objection; I don't want recruiters to feel like I'm wasting their time.