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How to reply to job recruiters on LinkedIn using InMail

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If you’re on the fence:
2019/08/26 03:48
Receiving an InMail from a recruiter can make you feel special and in-demand, but like so many things in life, you only get one shot to make a great first impression. Sure, your profile and maybe your résumé caught their eye on the social platform, but how you communicate when a recruiter reaches out to you is key.
2019/08/26 03:48
Sure you’re satisfied in your current job, but if you’re open to the right oppo
2019/08/26 03:49
Receiving an InMail from a recruiter can make you feel special and in-demand, but like so many things in life, you only get one shot to make a great first impression. Sure, your profile and maybe your résumé caught their eye on the social platform, but how you communicate when a recruiter reaches out to you is key.
2019/08/26 03:48
If you’re on the fence:
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If you’re interested in the opportunity:
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I’m interested in [company’s] open [job title] role, would be interested in [hearing more about the opportunity, learning the specifics of the role, applying formally]. I’d love to get your thoughts on [your experience at the company, what the team is specifically looking for, why you felt I’d be a great fit]. Would you be open to [hopping on a call, answering 3-5 quick questions]? It would be so appreciated.Thank you,
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I’m pretty happy in my current role at [company name], but I’d be open to discussing this opportunity with you. This role and company look to have some exciting potential, and I never turn down a chance to chat about [insert compelling aspect of the jobs/company/industry].
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Why this works: Sure you’re satisfied in your current job, but if you’re open to the right opportunity, this response allows you to be both honest about your current feelings and leaves room for the possibility of a new role.
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Remember, when speaking with recruiters on any medium, here are a few general tips: 1. Spark their interest. 2. Be natural. 3. Be direct. 4. Share insight into your decision. 5. Customize your templates.
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