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What recruiter emails DO you respond to?

Are there recruiter emails/inMails you respond to positively? What gets you interested? What are some things that absolutely need to be in the email for you to respond?

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funcoupons
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Some degree of personalization (my name and a line or two saying why they decided to reach out to me specifically.)

The role they're pitching is relevant to my experience and skills.

The employer and role is described. I get recruiters can't always give out the company's name, but industry/relative location/earnings estimate is crucial.Β 
BigCheese
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Agency Recruiter | Coors Knight
This is how I try to cater all of my messages. Also, I almost always provide salary range.
funcoupons
WR Officer
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Thank you for being one of the good ones. A lot of recruiters don't realize that not doing these basic things wastes their own time.Β 
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Lambda
Politicker
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Sales Consultant
i wish i got recruiter emails!
ElectricType
Personal Narrative
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Sales Manager
I answer most often, positive or negative, when it is personalized and I can tell they looked at my LinkedIn page. Then it comes to if the job meets my background and appropriate industry. I find most recruiters that InMail me mistake what I can or cannot do by not looking at my industry background, not sure if this is based off an algorithm though.Β 
closedwon
Politicker
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VP Sales
Always the Inmails that use my Formal first name on LI and have nothing to do with current role. Β Β 


CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
Personalized to the point I believe they actually read my page. And give me a salary range.Β 
DonDraper
Politicker
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National Sales Manager
Depends how good a job of selling their service they do. It has to be relevant to me.
Salespreuner
Big Shot
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Regional Sales Director
Purely personalized and related to what I plan to move to!
Prizrak
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Disruptor of worlds
I have learned to do a discovery message string with them. Anyone interested will be willing to give you more info about the role. Anyone who doesn't give you more info without a call is a total waste of time and they know it. They need to give me what they do, why the want me, and a salary range. If the salary sounds at all out of range I ask how many people are currently in my role there. Then I ask how many of them make more than the amount they told me I should expect to make.Β 
If they make it through that it is at least worth my time on a call.Β 
cw95
Politicker
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Sales Development Lead
Just ones that are relevant and actually give you something. SO many times I have had recruiters just say words towards me to which I have responded 'I don't really get what you are trying to get me to do? You haven't told me anything about the Job, only how much X company has raised'.Β 
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