Often, I get proposals/conversations on LinkedIn that look like this one:
Would you consider moving to [location] for a job?
For one of my clients - a manufacturing industry leader - I am looking for a person experienced in working with...
I would like to give you more details over the phone. When could we have a chat?
Or like this:
I would love to tell you more over the phone. My client is offering a permanent position (it's not a contract) - what do you think about it?
Permanent is nice. But I don't talk over the phone with every recruiter. Give me the financial details of this position, and if I consider the position is worth a calling, we will have a call.
I'm sorry, I can't disclose all the details via linkedin - I hope you understand it.
Naturally, I have nothing against speaking over the phone, but my experience tells me another thing. During my job hunting I made literally hundreds of such calls and 99% of them were not useful. Moreover, I had been charged roaming charges, international call fees, had bad voice quality frustration and similar glitches.
Recently, I decided not to practice such calls anymore. During my extensive experience of calling with recruiters, their voice speeches were by no means more useful than their LinkedIn messages, just generic questions: about my expected salary, have I ever heard about company X and so on. A fair amount of them never bounced me back with call. I tend to think they are not aiming to hire anybody but doing their best to fulfill their KPI (N phone calls to candidates in 1 day, N calls in a week, etc). Am I right?
I spoke to several recruiters where I felt that they had a real interest in me, and these interviews were presumably (but not always) after a long messaging history via private messages. There were a few such occasions, the vast majority of calls were useless.
The question: how to recognize and filter out recruiter calls "just-for-a-show" from real calls with real intention to hire?
UPDATE: proposed question about unsolicited recruiter calls does not fit, as my case is a bit different. The thing that discussed in the above question is cold calls, i.e. calls that are done without previous probes of candidate and without preceded discussion, while my calls are not unsolicited, the recruiters always notice me they want to call.