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Non-conventional BDR Recruiting?

I'm having to hire for a BDR role, and my new org has a less than great recruiting team. I'm really setup for this position to be a "second job" - and have had limited historical success with fresh-out-of-school candidates.

Any hiring managers (or others) have a really good technique for finding quality talent?ย 

(I've tried poaching on LinkedIn, and I think I come off as creepy?)ย 
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BlueJays2591
Politicker
+6
Business Development Manager
Go to a bar and find the drunkest guy in there and offer him a decent paycheck in exchange for work that will fuel his drinking problem.
LegacySoftware
Opinionated
+4
Global Business Development
This is it. Everyone can stop responding now.ย 
Beercules
Politicker
+2
BDR
I say keep using LI to prospect. I got both of my last two offers through LinkedIn dm's and found it much easier to keep the conversation going vs over email
LegacySoftware
Opinionated
+4
Global Business Development
Solid. Any specific template to their "pitch" that has worked well?ย 

Beercules
Politicker
+2
BDR
I rarely respond if the message is templated tbh - If you speak to me like a person just asking for a conversation then I am more likely to respond and book time.ย 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Creepy how? Can you give an example?
LegacySoftware
Opinionated
+4
Global Business Development
Hmm - I suppose I mean the "act of" recruiting them via InMail - i guess creepy is a wrong word.ย 

And now that I think about it, I send way dumber InMails to actual prospects....ย 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Happy to have been able to talk you through it ๐Ÿคฃโค
SalesRecruiter
Opinionated
+7
Recruiting Director
Will your recruiting team give you a LinkedIn Recruiter license? I also don't think it's creepy. Can you share the template for reach outs you use? Happy to give feedback!
InQ5WeTrust
Arsonist
+8
Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
I also advocate for LI - If a fellow sales savage added me asked if I wanted to chat about a role, I would be more likely to accept than if a random recruiter added me. Especially if I wasn't actively looking.ย 


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