+Amy Edwards wrote a great article that stirred a lot of emotion in me. Too often have I received messages from recruiters on #LinkedIn , and other places, that feel generic, unrelated to anything that I do for a living and providing absolutely no info about the So-Called Opportunity that they’re offering.
Let’s be clear about what happens when you – #recruiter – send this out to people. If, and/or when, you have a real opportunity for someone that you’ve previously SPAMMED, they will not want to discuss it with you.
Why? Because it’s an unethical #business move to send a message directly to someone you do not know and not make it personal. It’s better to take the time to research the person and send a message that one can relate to. It’s more engaging that way, you’ll get more call backs that way and your value as a recruiter will maintain our respect.
So remember, stop #recruiting with SPAM.
Disclaimer: wait… That’s unless I’m really in the market for a job. But I’m not right now, so STOP IT.