Tepid interest in product managers from recruiters on LinkedIn? 🤔
I’m a Senior Product Manager (L6 PM-T for those who know Amazon) with ~5 years industry experience at two relatively trendy companies. I have 4 major new product launches under my belt and countless smaller launches. I played major roles or was the lead in those launches. I have a good track record of success and marketable skills in the usual areas like product strategy, complex data analysis, ML, huge web services, UX, agile etc. I have a polished LinkedIn profile and have ~1,300 connections most who I’ve actually met in person. I turned the “Open to Recruiters” thing on at the end of last year just because I was curious to see the response I’d get.
~1-3 recruiter requests or contacts a month. Pretty tepid interest. I get that it’s not peak hiring season. I get that in Product most new opportunities will be through networking and connections. I was still surprised how little traction I got on LinkedIn/how cold the market was when I tested. It’s making me less interested in spending any time at all cultivating my LinkedIn profile.
Is this in line with your recent experience or am I just an unattractive candidate on LinkedIn? Does LinkedIn suck for Product or do I just suck? Any SDE at a comparable company with a pulse and the ability to reverse a 32 bit unsigned integer is getting hit up 10+ times a week by recruiters... 😭