re: Should you reply to all LinkedIn messages from recruiters? VIEW POST

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You aren't hurting anybody's feelings when you leave a recruiter on read. They're not feverishly checking back, hoping against hope for a response from you in particular; they're messaging as many people as they can trying to get as many responses as they can in general. One more or less doesn't make a difference.

You aren't hurting your own prospects by ignoring recruiters. They provide a service, and if you don't need their service engaging with them is pointless (it arguably wastes a minute of their time and gets their hopes up, too!). If you do need them, they won't care how many solicitations you've previously ignored, because they're focused on filling this role in the here and now. Establishing a relationship with a recruiter you know has good leads can be useful, but there's no need to do that ahead of time.

Talk to recruiters on your terms, not theirs.

 

they're messaging as many people as they can trying to get as many responses as they can in general.

Not all of us are like that Dian 🙏🚀

I think it comes down to this: Agency recruiters are playing the numbers game, and have zero knowledge about the field they are hiring for -- avoid them 🔴

In-house recruiters, who own the hiring at their company, probably are worth replying to as they less often send out a mass email and did their job researching you a bit.

 

I've worked with good recruiters! I'm glad you all are out there! I'm still not going to waste both of our time if I already know I don't want to change jobs at present :)

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