I keep getting messages from recruiters that don’t reflect my interests. Do recruiters read the candidate’s career preferences and profile before sending a message on LinkedIn?

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm a coach who helps people with workplace related
issues-- job search, hiring, managing and leading, being more effective in the
workplace in general to recruiters read candidates career preferences and
profile before sending a message on. LinkedIn I'm sure some do after all they
may not have access to one of the premium features that LinkedIn sells so
they're searching using the same tools you would use to find profiles that fit
a particular job description they're trying to fill. And they might actually
read some of the stuff that's there.. However LinkedIn sells a product for
recruiting firms called LinkedIn Recruiter. What that product does is
does the search, allows them to narrow it down more tightly-- degree, geographic
preferences, numbers of years of experience within a range-- a couple of
different criteria and then from there bulk message so for example if you have
a LinkedIn Recruiter account you can message a hundred people or inMail a
hundred people a month. So, if I spent the hundred inMails I can't inMail anymore
for that month and then from there as people respond they're credited back bug
inMailing is a big deal and they're able to roll over those inMails into
ensuing months, just like you can roll over you're inMails to ensuing months
for a few months anyway. Fundamentally, recruiters don't have time. They don't
have the time to sit there and read every minute detail there's a flaw but
at the time you wrote it that's the way your thought. And, today, you may be
thinking differently so what they're doing is casting a net out to find
people with particular skills sometimes they may spot the preference and it's
completely antithesis of what they're trying to fill you have to make the
fit obvious in the About area in the first few lines to have a shot. Hear that
one-- in the first few lines to have a shot so that, in this way, if that's
important to you make it clear and obvious because that's going to be in
the top of the screen that they'll see.. Beyond that and I don't really care
Because it's up to you to say no to their job. Their job is to just ask the question.
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2 Responses
  1. Maurice Levie

    Given the number of unrequited messages I get i assume they play keyword bingo and fire messages off with little insight.
    One new trend seems to be to recruit for multi-level marketing in the guise of a freelance opportunity 🤔

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