Flood of inmail on LinkedIn

Jun 26, 2018 14 Comments

Just moved to the Bay Area about a month ago and updated my LinkedIn profile accordingly. Ever since then I'm getting a flood of inmail from all these recruiters inquiring about jobs for startups/firms/etc

Does this happen to everyone else? Do you ignore most of them or respond back?

I'd like to expand my network in the area so not sure how to act on it.


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TOP 14 Comments
  • Google / Eng ;O 𓂺
    5 people viewed your profile! 5 people viewed your profile! 5 people viewed your profile! 5 people viewed your profile! 5 people viewed your profile!
    Jun 26, 2018 2
    • SAP zil
      Profile views up 700% since last week!
      Jun 26, 2018
    • Salesforce Rincon
      You da man!
      Jun 26, 2018
  • Nutanix shared_ptr
    It's over 9000!
    Jun 26, 2018 0
  • Netflix / Eng BlndrThngs
    Same here, it was must quieter when I was in Seattle. I usually ignore them, or send a polite canned answer.
    Jun 26, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn mNjP14
    It is joyful noise, and just do not turn it off.
    Jun 26, 2018 0
  • Square


    Welcome to the Bay Area my dude
    Jun 26, 2018 0
  • NAVEX Global HollaBackG
    This happened to me too when I moved to SF. I tell recruiters that I just started a new job and am not in the market right now, but they can friend me on LinkedIn. I figure I may need them in the future.
    Jun 26, 2018 0
  • Facebook public
    Yep, mute the noise.
    Jun 26, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Product

    Amazon Product

    AMD, EY
    Yes obviously. There are perks to be here. Especially if you are Sw Engg.
    Jun 26, 2018 2
    • SAP zil
      Yes, I'm in SWE. Just not sure if I want to go down the startup route yet. Does FAANG reach out via LinkedIn as well?
      Jun 26, 2018
    • Pinterest expin
      Jun 26, 2018
  • Google Ruthless
    This is how LinkedIn works. When you update, it triggers a mechanism for recruiters to prioritize you. Try update someone trivial after 3 months. The result will be the same.
    Jun 26, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Design Hot==dog
    Check your job notifications settings. There are three levels, and unless it’s totally off, you’ll get a lot of messages.
    Jun 26, 2018 0


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