• Currently 0/5 stars.

Views: 86

Comment by Valentino Martinez on August 30, 2011 at 2:49pm

Reasons Why a Recruiter Would Not Have a LinkedIn Account:


o Super Stealth – by definition you must be invisible.  How that helps to be effective as a recruiter is classified--meaning if I tell you why I’m in “stealth mode” I’ll have to have you whacked.

o Phantom of the Opera Complex – due to acid-on-the-face disfigurement you are destined to be hidden in the underground but can use LinkedIn to find and develop talent.  So you haunt LinkedIn but cannot be part of LinkedIn for fear of being discovered and unmasked (or is it de-masked?). 

o Witness Protection Program – naturally you cannot surface on a website like LinkedIn for obvious reasons; but you can still do work to feed your face as an independent recruiter just trying to make a living.

o Wanted: Dead or Alive – if a poster with your mug is down on the local post office wall—showing up on LinkedIn is not a smart move.

o Fugitive – Richard Kimble worked many jobs on this run from law enforcement for a crime he did not commit.  For the Richard Kimbles out there -a stint as a recruiter is not out of the question and would explain why they would not actually be registered on LinkedIn.

o PRIDE -- “I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT PEOPLE LIKE ME AS A MEMBER". A quote famously attributed to comedian Groucho Marx, would also be grounds for not officially signing-up for LinkedIn.

o Criminal Past --  showing up on LinkedIn will invite inspection of your past which may not work in your favor. A low profile may work better here.

Comment by Valentino Martinez on August 30, 2011 at 3:18pm


You need to be a member of RecruitingBlogs to add comments!

Join RecruitingBlogs


All the recruiting news you see here, delivered straight to your inbox.

Just enter your e-mail address below


RecruitingBlogs on Twitter

© 2023   All Rights Reserved   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service