I have a really poor view of recruiters who reach out on LinkedIn and just want to get a sense if they are actually scams or not.
- A decent part have international numbers. Seems like an easy scam to me. Mention an exciting opportunity but really just be billing your phone provider. This is probably true 30% of the time.
- No shows. I would say 30% of the time they don't call you if you do set a time with them.
- I've only had 1 real conversation with someone who had an opportunity that may have been a match.
I get the feeling they are either trying to scam you "phone bills" or source information from you (get your e-mail, phone number, resume, etc...) but actually don't have a job lined up. I usually don't respond to them, but have been getting a few in the past week. Not sure if it's worth responding or just a waste of time. I think if I was going to scam someone, this would be the easiest way for me to obtain data or charge a few $ on the phone bill and not get caught - as I can always say the candidate was not qualified. There really would be no way for the other person to know that it's a scam. And you can get some really personal data via resumes that I'm sure plenty would love to have. And it'll probably be pretty lucrative given all this Covid 19 stuff.
I am in the market but was planning to just go the traditional way in my job search.