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Should I Respond to an InMail About a Job I Am Not Interested In? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/10/18/should-i-respond-to-an-inmail-about-a-job-i-am-not-interested-in

EP 1260 A good question that deserves a response.

Summary

"Should I respond to an inMail from a recruiter?" The short answer is "yes," but let me explain why.
The recruiter reached out to you to propose a situation. You're not interested. That's okay. But the goal is to create a relationship with people who might be able to help you. So a polite response that says "thanks, but no thanks," or. "Thanks, but I'm not looking right now," or "thanks, but I don't know anyone who'd be qualified. Stay in touch," or "thanks. But I'm not interested," whatever it is a quick note of response starts the opportunity for building relationship.
Why do you want to build a relationship? So that this person feels like they want to reach out to you again.
And, before you start going, "oh, why would I want to talk to a recruiter?" Because they have job opportunities that may help you at a certain time your life or your career. And, if you are arriving cold, then they don't really know you well enough to want to really recommend you. So, that's reason number one.
Reason number two is kindness. LinkedIn charges if you do not respond to an inMail within 90 days. So, they deduct inMails from the recruiter's account If you don't respond to that inMail within 90 days of it being sent. You should be on daily. and,if not daily, every second day at least checking you inbox for messages and doing a variety of things on LinkedIn to market and promote yourself .
After all, if you just lurch from job search to job search when you are desperately in need of finding a new position, you're not doing the work of career planning and career management. You're just getting out there and looking for a job all the time and it takes a long time to build things up so you start getting results.
So I'm encouraging you respond. Answer. Quick things. It doesn't have to be a big long production, but, just simply, respond so that you benefit by the relationship building and they get the second benefit of having the inMail credited back to them.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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Should I Respond to an InMail About a Job I Am Not Interested In? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here::
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/10/18/should-i-respond-to-an-inmail-about-a-job-i-am-not-interested-in

EP 1260 A good question that deserves a response.

Summary

"Should I respond to an inMail from a recruiter?" The short answer is "yes," but let me explain why.
The recruiter reached out to you to propose a situation. You're not interested. That's okay. But the goal is to create a relationship with people who might be able to help you. So a polite response that says "thanks, but no thanks," or. "Thanks, but I'm not looking right now," or "thanks, but I don't know anyone who'd be qualified. Stay in touch," or "thanks. But I'm not interested," whatever it is a quick note of response starts the opportunity for building relationship.
Why do you want to build a relationship? So that this person feels like they want to reach out to you again.
And, before you start going, "oh, why would I want to talk to a recruiter?" Because they have job opportunities that may help you at a certain time your life or your career. And, if you are arriving cold, then they don't really know you well enough to want to really recommend you. So, that's reason number one.
Reason number two is kindness. LinkedIn charges if you do not respond to an inMail within 90 days. So, they deduct inMails from the recruiter's account If you don't respond to that inMail within 90 days of it being sent. You should be on daily. and,if not daily, every second day at least checking you inbox for messages and doing a variety of things on LinkedIn to market and promote yourself .
After all, if you just lurch from job search to job search when you are desperately in need of finding a new position, you're not doing the work of career planning and career management. You're just getting out there and looking for a job all the time and it takes a long time to build things up so you start getting results.
So I'm encouraging you respond. Answer. Quick things. It doesn't have to be a big long production, but, just simply, respond so that you benefit by the relationship building and they get the second benefit of having the inMail credited back to them.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
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You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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LinkedIn: There is Now No Reason Not To Respond to a Message | JobSearchTV.com


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LinkedIn has always been a little clumsy to work with Now it is really easy to respond to messages and inMails on your mobile device (not yet on the desktop)

Summary

I thought I would do a video today, pointing out that with LinkedIn . . . LinkedIn has always been a clumsy platform. But they're doing a lot now to change how you communicate on the platform. I didn't want to record this on my phone. So just trust me when I tell you need to have the LinkedIn app now on your phone. You've got one of those right? The LinkedIn app.
When you get a message from someone through LinkedIn, there's now a feature on the bottom of the of the message where you'll see a little microphone. I know you know what a microphone icon looks like, right?
And, thus, there's now speech. You can now reply back and speak your message back to them. For those of you who hate the recruiters, all those recruiters who are sending you inMails, I don't recommend this, but you can feel better by sending them a message that suggests where they can go off to and what they can do when they go off, if you get my meaning.
So,, the mike feature makes it a lot easier to respond to everyone and everything. After all, if you're on the go, if you're in the restroom, sometimes, you can be in a situation where you can respond back and, more importantly, that you can see opportunities that are being presented to you. You can see where you can be of service to other people instead of just hitting the delete key because, the fact of the matter is, as a platform, LinkedIn is tremendous for you to build professional relationships and, in doing that, you want to be building those relationships, not just when you're looking for work but when you're not looking for work. That's when you build the relationships where you can then ask for help when you need it.
So, again, one of the easiest ways now message just send them a message. I did it a moment ago with someone who canceled an appointment with me. Why would you cancel the appointment on Monday morning?
Anyway, joking aside, I understand why. Doctors' appointment. Okay, so the long and the short of it is there's no reason not to respond to anyone now, even if you're telling them to go away and never contact you again. Even if you want to block them. You can tell them, "Sorry. Not interested. Good luck to you with the search." Or, "I don't really know anyone but let's stay in touch. Send me a connection request. Let's try and figure out a time to speak."
It becomes a nice easy way instead of sitting there typing messages to do in a few seconds, what might take more time

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.