There is an Easy Way to Get Recruiters to Reach Out to You on LinkedIn | JobSearchTV.com


There is a very easy way that doesn’t take a lot of time to get people to reach out to you on LinkedIn. Here I do a screenshare to show you exactly what I do and how I do it.

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Hi, I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I coach people. I do one-on-one coaching to help people with career change, with changing jobs, with leadership, whether that's in their current job or in their nature. I thought I would show you a quick trick. It's completely ethical for getting more people contacting you through Linkedin now.
If you take a look you'll see that this morning I have 38 invitations. Now, I don't really do any outreach on LinkedIn. I might share video but I'm not really promoting myself beyond simply some blog posts and, yet on average, 50 or 60 people a day are reaching out to connect with me. Now, part of that is the LinkedIn algorithm is recommending me to them.Part of that, frankly, is I think I figured out what's making them want to recommend me to them. And, thus,I want to show you what I've been doing.
Now, one thing is I've got a text expander that makes this a lot easier and I'll just show you that if you use Chrome there's this text expander done as an extension called auto text expander (NOTE: I now use TextBlaze () ) that allows you to use a couple of letters and it will automatically type out a lot of information for you. So let me show you how this works in the context of LinkedIn. So,with this person. I'm going to click on them, I don't accept connection request outside the US because I'm going to about 23,000 first level connections and its really accelerating here.
And, you know, I don't want to accept them outside of the US because I'm really don't do much business outside the US so I'm going to accept this person''s connection and then I'm going to go back.
okay, let me do that again. Go back and we've got him there; he's accepted and I need to refresh because for some reason this has always been the case with LinkedIn.. You need to refresh to immediately send them a message because, otherwise, they want you to do it inMail. It's like the system doesn't register unless you've hit a refresh. And I'm going to import this to my database which is done very easily. So , inthis way. I can ,essage from outside the platform if I like. then, from there, I'm going to send them a message and you'll notice what I'm going to do is hit, in my case. I've got four letters and it's going to type this out.
"Curious. When you reach down to connect with me, were you interested in one-on-one coaching ,group coaching, JobSearchCoachingHQ.com recommended by LinkedIn, or my podcasts and videos?" Then, I offer them a video that I could send to them. Most of you are not in the business of marketing yourself, but I am and once I'm connected with someone I want to at least begin the conversation.
So you might just simply, in your case, you might say, "Curious. When you reached out to connect with me, was there a particular reason or were you recommended by LinkedIn?"
LinkedInseems to be interpreting this as being you are engaged in conversation and they like that. So, I'm going to hit send here. And this person is going to receive it and that's fabulous. And I'm going to do that with each of them. But notice all I did was use a text expander to send this message out of that.
So that's really it in a nutshell .The algorithm seems to like engagement and, thus, when you're connecting with someone, you're replying back and they may or may not reply back and that's fine. And they're seeing this is being good.
So I hope you find this helpful. I hope youget the same results I'm getting which is 50-60 connection requests daily. I'm not accepting all of them because I'm not concerned about people outside the US anymore. From my standpoint, all I want to do is connect with people in the US.
So again, I hope you found this helpful and I hope you have a great day. Take care.

ABOUT 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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

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