March 18, 2014 5:21 AM Subscribe
What's your feeling on unsolicited recruiter spam on LinkedIn? Because now I want to spam you.
posted by colin_l to Work & Money (25 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I get a lot of recruiter spam on LinkedIn. I think it's pretty harmless and easy to ignore.
Now, I'm trying to hire two web software engineers, one in Oakland, CA, one in Newcastle UK, in the 2~4 years experience range.
More senior people are relatively easy to source (internal/personal referrals), and recent grads are relatively easy to source (lots of them). But for this lower-mid-range, we're really struggling to find candidates. My internal recruiter in the US, and our agency recruiters in the UK, are coming up with nothing promising at all.
I find myself wanting to just start spamming anybody on LinkedIn who looks like a reasonable fit for the position.
So the questions: How offensive to you are unsolicited job spam? What could the spammer do to make you less antagonistic to the spam? (eg, if the message suggested that even if *you* aren't looking for a new gig, this might be a great opportunity to help out any friends of yours, would that make it more palatable?)
Any other considerations?