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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
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
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
Politicker
+7
Mid-Market 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
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
I don't mind if they're at least in the ballpark of my current role.Β 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
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
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
nice of you to respond at all TBH
BillyHoyle
Tycoon
+11
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
Politicker
+2
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.
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
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 
NoSuperhero
Politicker
+6
BDR
Don't mind it at all, I like to ask what's being offered to my roles.Β 
RB
RBO
Opinionated
+1
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 
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
+9
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 
Justatitle
Politicker
+8
Senior AE
Any salesperson that has a problem with LinkedIn recruiters reaching out should really check themselves. We reach out to prospects everyday cold to try to get their interest up and sell them something. That’s what these recruiters are doing and we’re the product. Doesn’t mean you have to respond but nice to know you are desirable at least
MaSaaSter
Opinionated
+4
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
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
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🀝🀝
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
+9
Account Manager
And let me just add this:Β  Can we change the phrase "salespeople" to "salesfolk" ?Β 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Don't have,much of an issue✌️
Pu
PutThatCoffeeDown
Lead Recruiter
I’m a full desk recruiter at a large firm. To be honest I rarely customize my messages unless the role is particularly niche. Boiler plate info (industry, product, size, funding, commission structure, etc) usually gets the job done. I get some of my best response from sales people, they get the hustle. Every once in a while I’ll get a particular nasty message from a sales person, but we all know those sales guys 😊
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