Getting in Touch with Recruiters on LinkedIn

Recruiters on LinkedIn – When you’re looking for a new job, it may seem like days pass while you read through available positions. Thankfully, recruiters are there to help with that. Reaching out to recruiters is a terrific method to focus your job search and discover the ideal position quickly, but you’re not alone if cold-messaging someone on LinkedIn seems a little daunting. This is why we’re here to give you step-by-step instructions on how to discover recruiters on LinkedIn and what to say to build strong connections and quickly land a job.

Things to Be Aware Of

  1. Send a message and connect with a recruiter at the same time.
  2. Introduce yourself before briefly stating your credentials and the sector you work in.
  3. Prior to clicking “send,” keep your message brief and proofread it for spelling and grammar mistakes.
  4. Avoid bombarding a recruiter with communications, but if you don’t hear back after a few days, feel free to follow up.

On LinkedIn, is it acceptable to message a recruiter?

Absolutely, contacting a recruiter on LinkedIn is appropriate from a professional standpoint.

Although it may appear odd at first, LinkedIn is fundamentally a social network. In other words, even if you don’t directly know the recruiter, it’s entirely acceptable to send them a simple hello and invite them to connect. [1]

Even if they don’t personally know a candidate, recruiters will frequently connect with them on LinkedIn. Think of it as saving the recruiter a step because you are discovering them rather than the other way around.

Sending a recruiter one message is acceptable, but refrain from doing it repeatedly. Like you, recruiters are really busy and almost certainly have a tonne of mails to respond to.

Contacting a Recruiter

Use LinkedIn search to locate the recruiter.

In their job title or summary paragraph, the majority of recruiters on LinkedIn will mention that they are recruiters. You can scan through “recruiters” using the LinkedIn search feature, or you can search for recruiters by industry.

Examine a recruiter’s profile and professional background before establishing contact with them to determine if they are a good fit for you. You can eliminate candidates who aren’t a good fit if you work in their sector or if they make clear the positions they are currently hiring for.

Connect by clicking.

You must connect with a recruiter before you can message them. Once you’ve located the person you want to message, click “Connect” to begin writing.

Send a message requesting connectivity.

A message box will appear once you click “Connect,” allowing you to type your message there. This message will be sent to them through email in addition to their LinkedIn inbox.

In other social media, follow them.

Find the recruiter on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram for a better chance of hearing back. Don’t send them another message just yet because it could feel overwhelming; instead, follow them on these networks.

Ideal Techniques

Keep your message brief and to the point.

It’s crucial to keep messages succinct because recruiters receive several messages every day. When you send your message, limit it to 3 to 4 phrases so that recipients can swiftly scan it. 

Also, try to refrain from posing inquiries. A recruiter could decide not to reply if they feel that they need to do a lot of work before doing so.

The ideal length is between 50 and 75 words, but the maximum is under 100.

Introduce yourself and mention a few of your credentials.

Start your message by introducing yourself and stating the kind of position you are seeking. This will let the hiring manager know if you could be a suitable fit for any open positions. [4]

Make each communication you send unique.

Your message is probably not specific enough if it sounds like it could be sent as a mass email to thousands of recipients. Make careful to customise your message to each recruiter you contact so that it sounds unique and like it was written by a person. [5]

The recruiter’s LinkedIn profile should be checked out before sending a message for this additional reason. They won’t likely respond to you if you mistakenly use the wrong industry or name for them.

Don’t gush excessively about yourself.

Listing your credentials and experience is one thing, but rambling on about why you’re the ideal candidate the recruiter has been looking for is quite another. Keep it short and simply include the most important information about yourself; if they want to know more, they will either reply or look at your profile. [6]