FANG recruiter attention @ LinkedIn with “Open to Jobs” turned OFF

Synopsys / Eng Ghhhffafha
Mar 22, 2018 11 Comments

Do you get FANG recruiter attention with your “Open to Job” LinkedIn settings turned off?

What is the best way to get FANG recruiter attention? Is it worth turning your LinkedIn “open to jobs” and risking your current employer know about it? Does it even help?

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  • Turn it ON. Two FANG companies contacted me this week since I turned it on few weeks ago. Make sure your LinkedIn profile has key words mentioned in “preferred requirements” for the job you are interested in.
    Mar 22, 2018 4
    • Synopsys / Eng Ghhhffafha
      OP
      Where do you see “preferred requirements”? I know see a section called “note to recruiters”, is that what you are talking about?
      Mar 22, 2018
    • Synopsys / Eng Ghhhffafha
      OP
      I tried to turn it ON for few months but didn’t see much activity... with about 15 years of software dev experience at sr staff level, I am wondering where is my profile sucking! Wondering if that is a common thing for people with ~15+ years of experience?
      Mar 22, 2018
    • You get that on the job description.
      Mar 22, 2018
    • Synopsys / Eng Ghhhffafha
      OP
      Thanks, that a good tip!
      Mar 22, 2018
  • It doesn’t matter for FANG’s. Turned off the looking for opportunities setting last week, and was just contacted by Facebook yesterday. Also, I set up a Google interview once by messaging a hiring manager at Google since he had the words “I’m Hiring!” on his profile. I said something to the effect of, “my skills align with the team you’re building” , and we setup a call the following week.
    Mar 22, 2018 1
    • Synopsys / Eng Ghhhffafha
      OP
      Interesting, thanks for sharing.
      Mar 22, 2018
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    • CrowdStrike WWzj13
      Nope, inbound is #1 on LinkedIn.
      Mar 22, 2018
  • New / Eng
    csonline

    New Eng

    PRE
    Schlumberger Limited, shell
    csonlinemore
    Was a bit positive for me with regards to FANG Uber Airbnb etc right after I turned it on. Of course you’ll have to put in the right skills, job descriptions etc to show up in their search results
    Mar 22, 2018 0
  • Facebook nahna
    It makes you more visible to people that use that as a search filter.

    You can also update your profile once a week, minor tweaks, add and delete same word over and over again and you'll pop up on people's searches as recently updated.
    Mar 22, 2018 0
  • Uber / Eng
    vok

    Uber Eng

    PRE
    Amazon
    vokmore
    Current employer doesn't get to know 'open to jobs' thingy
    Mar 22, 2018 0