Does contacting recruiters on LinkedIn make sense?

Booking.com IT_Guy_14
Aug 25, 2018 7 Comments

Instead of applying through the website, LinkedIn, Stack Overflow, is it a good idea to contact recruiters directly?

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  • LinkedIn 36chambers
    Contact them in addition to applying, not instead of
    Aug 25, 2018 1
    • Intuit poirot
      This!
      Aug 25, 2018
  • Microsoft Fhdhvru
    Yeah but 99% you won’t hear back if you are targeting big companies.
    Aug 25, 2018 0
  • Parsable LionofSF
    Absolutely
    Aug 25, 2018 1
    • Parsable LionofSF
      The issue is 90% of the time the candidates that proactively do the outreach are not the ideal candidate for the role. That’s why so few get a response. If you really are a close experience fit, you will get a reply.
      Aug 25, 2018
  • Oath / Other ikoSdRtu73
    No
    Aug 25, 2018 0
  • eBay Autosux
    Half the time recruiters ping you for your “great” background and match and never respond when you reply. Recruiters don’t know their job and we should eliminate them.
    Aug 25, 2018 0