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Do I Need to Worry About My Contacts Being Hassled If I Connect With a Recruiter?

Do I Need to Worry About My Contacts Being Hassled If I Connect With a Recruiter? (VIDEO)


I’m concerned that my contacts will be harassed by recruiters if I accept a connection request from a recruiter.

 

Summary

This is a job search question that someone asked me that I thought would be a good one to answer. Most people tend to think of answering this in the "old way." The old way is it relevant anymore.

The old way is, "Do I need to worry about my contacts being hassled or harassed. If I accept the connection request from a recruiter?"

In the old way of thinking of things, if you accept the connection request from a recruiter, you would be inundated with connection requests that asked, "Would you introduce me to so-and-so. I would like to speak with them about a job." Maybe, you would be asked, "Do you think they would be interested in land in the Poconos?" All sorts of nonsense.

It isn't that way anymore because recruiters, salespeople, business executives don't need introductions to get contact information from LinkedIn. Putting aside the premium accounts for 2nd, there are Google chrome extensions that, as long as you are on a page for someone will reveal, generally very accurately, the email address for person and sometimes the phone number. Thus, if they want to reach out to someone, they can reach out by email to them as long as they are a 1st, 2nd, 3rd level connection with them or in a group with them.

For someone like me with 17,000+1st level connections, I can reach a hell of a lot of people in the US with that in a hell will want in a lot of other countries, too, because those chrome extensions are really quite good. In addition, for those of you who don't want to go through LinkedIn, there are Google custom search engines like www.LI-USA.info that searches all the LinkedIn public profiles in the United States. Once you have the profile up on your screen, you can use the chrome extension to get an email address. Thus, there's really no reason to worry about it.

What are the chrome extensions? My favorite one is candidate.ai (NOTE: They may be shutting down the extension shortly). Then, there is Prophet

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is an executive job search and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

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Candidate.AI: A Great Free Job Search and Business Marketing Tool (VIDEO)


Today I review a new chrome extension for finding email addresses from LinkedIn that is currently the best I am seeing.

Summary

This is a video for job hunters and for you in business and, dare I say, for recruiters and sorcerers about a great product that follows and a wonderful tradition of chrome extensions that are free that provide terrific information about LinkedIn profiles, that minimize, if not eliminate the need for taking out a LinkedIn premium account.

The product is called candidate.AI. It is available through the website and http://candidate.ai. Right now, they say they are at capacity, but should be reopening very soon. It follows in a long tradition of chrome extensions that follows from, in days of old, Connectifier that advance to Prophet, and now I can say with certainty that this is the one I am most happy with.

It doesn't do anything radically different than the others do in that it provides you with email addresses (it doesn't instantly display them. You have to click a button). Big deal. It is an obvious button that says, "Find Email." It provides name, location, the social media sites the person resides on . . It does something that Entelo does which is suggest the likelihood that they will be open to changing jobs . (It hasn't AI formula that guesstimates the likelihood that they are open to changing jobs), provides the academic background the person has, gives you space to add some notes about them (I don't know if that is shared information. Let's assume that it is), there was a way to communicate with them to let them know of the inaccuracies (so far I haven't found inaccuracies which I think is where the cool things about them).

Their data is good. I always start with my own profile and the info about me is good except it does include an old email address to a message that about and have them remove. For you, search professionals, is a cool thing: it works with LinkedIn Recruiter which a lot of the other chrome extensions don't. Thus, you can save a bunch of your inMail or forget about Recruiter altogether, go over to the main site and collect emails from there; by the way, you can download information into Google sheets as a way where you can store data in your own account, rather than on LinkedIn.

Whether Microsoft is going to allow this to occur 2 years from now, who knows! For right now, this is the best tool that I am seeing on the market for getting information about job hunters .

A suggestion for you folks. Get phone numbers or access to phone numbers. That will be spectacular and doesn't the appear to be available currently.

If you are a job hunter and trying to save money on the cost of finding hiring managers and their email addresses, this is ideal for you. If you are in recruiter, the same thing is true. You get email addresses of hiring managers and organizations you want to tap into so you can message them directly outside the LinkedIn platform. They may not check LinkedIn for messages with any regularity.

Nice product. Accurate data. I like it a lot. Double thumbs up!

 

Do you really think employers are trying to help you?

You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell you as much as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.

The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com changes that with great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

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You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

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