I'm a lucky person with skills and experience that are currently in demand in my region (working in IT in France, not in Paris ;-) My LinkedIn resume is up-to-date, and the "Looking for new opportunities" checkbox is currently unticked. However, I still receive many invitations from recruiters just saying
Hey, I've got a GREAT opportunity for you. Wanna chat ?
Sometimes, there's more detail :
Hello, my name is [Recruiter], I work at the HR for [company] and I'm looking for someone with your skills for [very short job description]. Call me !
I have no problem being contacted by HR people, since this is what LinkedIn is for, but such lame messages look like spam to me. I'd like to know way more than that, even at the first contact, before replying. Actually, a detailed job offer would be perfect :
- description of job
- tools, technologies
- team size
- internal practices / tools
But I guess the 1st contact message must also be short to attract and keep the reader's attention. I'm considering adding a "note to recruiters" in my public profile saying "Give me details or I won't reply" (in a much nicer way than this ;-).
Would that be wise ?