I think we can all agree that the recruiter messages on Linkedin often leave an awful lot to be desired. I am not sure if this is across industries but for those of us in software we are all too often plagued with the most impersonal macro messages. Such as:
Which must be sent out to so many people, probably in an automated way that the odds of it being useful to me are slim and it is basically spam and a little offensive to me and the compay they are representing that they didn't even vaguely read my past experience to make sure it was appropriate.
A major pet peeve is when they say "compensation based on experience". If you took the time to look at my profile which the message was sent to then you know, roughly, my experience and can give me a rough figure - and no, I will not speak for an hour on the phone before you give me the numbers.
When looking for a new job there are a few factors that are very important.
- You have to be able to perform the job (Obviously)
- The location should be suitable (You have to be able to physically do the job)
- The compensation should be appropriate (Otherwise, you will never take the job)
- The job should be appealing (Otherwise you won't stay)
So, if I am receiving multiple recruitment e-mails of the generic variety and they don't answer any of those questions it is not in my best interest to spend a lot of time interrogating the recruiter to get the information I need.
If I was a recruiter I would send out e-mails like this:
It would then give me all the information I would need to make an informed decision without having to mess around.
But that is just my rant for the day.