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[Poll] LinkedIn Recruiters

I constantly have these people in my DMs with 90% of them all using the same bullshit intro. How do we feel about this as sales people ourselves?

How do you feel about LinkedIn Recruiters?
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Soldmysoultoselltech
Praised Answer
+1
Account Executive
They're reaching out to you to see if you would be interested in a job. I have zero issue with it.


I am also that guy who is sending the Linkedin Inmails
Bell4my
Contributor
+2
AE
Thanks for the insight.Β 

Out of curiosity, do you customize each LI message?Β 
Soldmysoultoselltech
Praised Answer
+1
Account Executive
In my earlier years I didn't, I mass mailed more often because I was full amateur.

The more niche the role, the more customization required.Β Nowadays I get my team to customize for the most part because I dont want to waste time talking to people that arent good fits. It doesn't affect me whether you accept it or decline it. I get my InMail back and keep on trucking along.Β 


If you are receiving LinkedIn recruiter InMail they're probably hiring for AEs and mass mailing the hell out of their connections/search strings
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funcoupons
WR Officer
+10
Sales Advisor
I'm fine with them as long as they're not spamming me with totally irrelevant roles. I don't need a 100% personalized novel, but if you don't even take the time to look at my profile and see what roles I'm likely qualified for, you'll be ignored.
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RedLightning
Opinionated
+2
AE
Same @funcoupons. It's annoying to see the canned message about how my background is perfect only to see that the job description requires 5 years more EXP than I have. One thing that does drive me crazy is when they won't give you the company name. I wanted to see where the office was once and the amount of pushback I got from the recruiter was unbelievable.Β 

Incognito
Politicker
+4
Master of Disaster
I don't mind if they're at least in the ballpark of my current role.Β 
BillyHoyle
Tycoon
+7
Senior Account Executive
I don't think I've ever engaged with the spray and pray technique used by many recruiters. But if someone comes at me with a boilerplate message that at least gives me critical information like name/industry company is in, size of company/sales team then I'm completely fine with it and have even jumped into interview processes for these.
stratman
Opinionated
+1
Sales Engineer
I don't mind the recruiters as I think I get more out of them than they get out of me. Every recruiter connection means one more network that gets to see my posts.
CuriousFox
Arsonist
+10
Senior Account Executive
If they are really reaching out to me in a customized manner then I will respond.Β Β 

If it's a copy/paste job where I see they haven't read my profile closely I politely respond that I'm not interested.
Incognito
Politicker
+4
Master of Disaster
nice of you to respond at all TBH
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+9
Senior Account Executive
I will always listen to the pitch...90% of the time, it's an easy "no thank you" but 1/10 have something that at least perks my ears up to take a call.Β 
PMAisTheOnlyWay
Opinionated
+1
BDR
Don't mind it at all, I like to ask what's being offered to my roles.Β 
Mo
Moose
Good Citizen
Sales Manager
Zero issues with it. Having recruited in the past it can be a great tool when done correctly. What is astounding to me is the people who truly treat it as a pure numbers game and don't customize/put any thought or energy into the message or going past that to try and connect.Β 

My career has been all full-cycle sales until management and I still get messages for SDR roles to this dayΒ 
MaSaaSter
Catalyst
+2
US BD Lead
I got my most recent job through a LinkedIn message. But they also reached out to me at the optimal time (company just changed territory alignment and the promotion process). With everything that happened, I was open to chat, and they offered me more money than I would've gotten at my last company anyway.Β 

I will say, I recently had someone reach out to me from a local recruitment firm (they only operate within my city), with a basic spam message about job opportunities. What this new recruiter didn't realize, was I was already in their CRM, and I am friends with the head of the entire company, so that honestly annoyed me.Β 

In conclusion, I respect LinkedIn recruiters who do their research, and actually look at someones career progression/the industry they work in, and bring relevant roles.Β 
Chep
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
Yea I like them especially if they're personalized. I always tell them I'm happy in my role because more leverage. Truthfully, I am happy in my role but even if I wasn't I would still tell them this🀝🀝
PezOfTheZewski
Catalyst
+3
Account Manager
They are salesfolk just like the rest of us, they just have something everyone already wants (a better job) or so we think....Β 
PezOfTheZewski
Catalyst
+3
Account Manager
And let me just add this:Β  Can we change the phrase "salespeople" to "salesfolk" ?Β 
VKN_Salespreuner
Politicker
+6
Regional Sales Manager
Don't have,much of an issue✌️
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