Buzz on Twitter is that Recruiters are spamming on LinkedIn - Are they?
II recently posted this to LinkedIn Q&A and it has ignited quite a debate, so I'm curious to see what the response is here at Recruiting Blogs?
I've noticed quite a bit of buzz on Twitter lately accusing recruiters of spamming on LinkedIn, I wanted to get your opinions and bring to your attention what the outside market is thinking of recruiters:
Here is a Tweet:
Recruiter on linkedin: "I know we've never met, but...connect?" Now is it just me, or is that the same as spam?
You can go a lot of ways with this topic. In the interest of fine tuning the conversation thread lets NOT TALK about LinkedInvGROUP SPAM right now which is a whole different can of worms lol. Lets try to discuss the appropriateness or not of contacting members you do not know with a generic message like:
" Are you open to considering a job opportunity that would be stronger then your current one? If so lets connect and I'll follow up with you."
IF this is going to be considered Spam as the Twitter people are saying, HOW CAN WE BETTER APPROACH CANDIDATES? What would be a better message to open the conversation?
You can't tell a recruiter not try to source for passive candidates but how can we do it in the least offensive (spam like) communication.
OR are these Tweets just part of the industry noise and an e-mail message like this one made famous by Lou Adler is considered to be appropriate?
I personally don't view that first message as spam but as proactive networking but IMHO it is important to realize that others may view this as spam and adjust our message accordingly.
These tweets both are giving LinkedIn a bad wrap IMO which is not good for any of us so lets put our heads together and suggest some better approaches
Make it a Great Day!