Did you know that 87% of professionals are willing to consider a new job opportunity, even if they are not actively looking for the job at the moment?
And the perfect way to reach them is by sending them a message on LinkedIn - so called LinkedIn InMail.
“InMail” is the LinkedIn’s messaging feature that allows you to send messages to anyone on LinkedIn, even to people outside your network.
Potential job candidates are far more likely to respond to recruiters’ messages sent via LinkedIn than regular email.
The average response rate to LinkedIn InMail is 85%, which is 3 times higher than a response rate to a traditional email.
This is why successful recruiters use LinkedIn InMail to find and hire the ideal job candidates.
Here are the 5 essential must-follow tips for optimizing your LinkedIn In Mail that will help you become a pro at talent scouting:
Research shows that sending a single, personalized InMail (as opposed to sending bulk messages to many candidates) will increase your response rate by 30%.
Don’t just sell the job - build a long-term relationship with your potential candidates.
Even if they aren’t available or interested in your current job opening, they might be eager to hear about some of your future job positions.
You InMail should be focused on your candidates’ needs, not your own.
Make it clear how your role can help them achieve their goals (and dreams!).
Stick with the famous KISS rule - Keep it short & sweet.
According to LinkedIn’s research, InMails under 100 words get the highest response rates.
Successful recruiters aren’t afraid to think outside the box.
Get creative: feel free to use humor, try something new and experiment!