Perhaps one of the simplest ways to find a job on LinkedIn is to connect with recruiters. Recruiters are actively searching for the best job candidates for any given position, so you know that they are serious about finding the right person to fill the jobs that they have listings for. Follow these simple steps for finding recruiters on LinkedIn:

Note: The best way to connect with recruiters on LinkedIn is to use the web version. The mobile app is useful for scrolling through your LinkedIn feed, browsing job listings and growing your network, but more advanced searches and features are either more effective when using the web version, or are only available using the web version. These instructions are for the web version of your LinkedIn page.

  • Log into your LinkedIn profile and go to the search bar on the top of the page. Type in “recruiters” into the search bar to look for individuals that use their profiles for job recruiting. 
  • You will have an option to select what type of search you would like to perform. Select “people” and this will filter out companies that might otherwise show up based on searching “Recruiters” i.e. recruiting companies.
  • You will see a plethora of search results. Look for specific employers or job titles that the recruiters are posting or looking for.

Things to keep in mind:

  • It may take some time to sort through all of the search results, but by finding recruiters on LinkedIn, you have a better chance at finding a job than by simply browsing the thousands of job postings on the Jobs board.
  •  Recruiters are actively looking for individuals to fill positions, and often if a recruiter is involved, the hiring process will be speedy as the company likely needs the job filled right away.
  • Connect with recruiters to expand your network, and follow their pages to get notified when they post new job listings or information on how to apply for a position that they are looking to fill.

How do I meet recruiters?

Use the following steps to find a recruiter that will be most qualified to assist in your job search:
  1. Browse job boards.
  2. Connect with staffing agencies.
  3. Use your network.
  4. Consult with industry groups.
  5. Reach out to top companies.
  6. Post your resume.

What is the difference between a headhunter and a recruiter?

A headhunter is an individual or company that finds potential candidates for the position(s) that a company is looking to fill. A headhunter does not generally do any hiring. A recruiter is someone who works with the hiring process itself. They generally post job openings and are the initial contact person.

Why recruiters are bad for your career?

As previously mentioned, most recruiters working for staffing companies don’t have exclusive contracts to offer a job, actually screen candidates or are otherwise directly involved in the hiring process. This is bad for you because it means that you cannot target yourself to a particular position as easily.

Do recruiters lie?

It’s time for an honest look at the top lies recruiters tell candidates. However, recruiters do sometimes lie. The most common recruiter lies are usually well-intentioned and largely innocuous. However, lies are sometimes built into the recruiting process and can create a negative experience for candidates.

What should you not say to a recruiter?

7 Things You Should Never Tell a Recruiter
  • “I’m pretty desperate.”
  • “It’ll do, I suppose.”
  • “I hated my last boss/ colleagues.”
  • “Did you not even bother to read my CV?”
  • “I’m hoping to go travelling at some point.”
  • “I just want more money.”
  • “I’d probably accept a counter-offer.”

Should you tell a recruiter your salary?

If it’s an employer asking — the hiring manager, the HR manager, the HR recruiter or the company’s online application form — do not disclose your salary, ever. If it’s a headhunter or third party recruiter, disclose your salary only if: The headhunter agrees not to disclose it to the employer.

Can I lie about my salary in interview?

Muse Career Coach, Theresa Merrill, advises people to be honest about their current or past salary. Misrepresenting anything about your work history in an interview or on an application is “unethical,” and therefore unadvisable. Neves says to let them know that you’re knowledgeable on the salary range of the position.

Why you should not tell your salary?

Without the crucial information about how much your income is, and what you can actually afford, others will not be able to tell. They would find you spend on something and hold back on something else, and not be able to judge or interfere.

Do headhunters negotiate salary?

But in reality, the recruiter is your best friend during salary negotiations. For one thing, it’s in the recruiter’s best interest to get you to say yes to the offer. Plus, speaking with a recruiter about salary—as opposed to a hiring manager—helps you avoid some awkward situations.

Why do recruiters lowball?

Tactics meant to sell low offers

When a company gives a recruiter a limited compensation budget to offer candidates, the recruiter’s job and livelihood depend upon convincing you, a qualified candidate, to take the “downpay” job offer by pointing out collateral benefits the job may or may not truly offer.

Can you lose a job offer by negotiating salary?

For the most part, yes, you can lose a job offer by negotiating the salary for your offer. This is because in almost all states, you are an at-will employee, and the company has no legal obligation to hire you.

Can I ask a recruiter for a salary range?

You can absolutely ask a recruiter for a job’s pay rage before you apply to it. In asking this question, you’re actually doing recruiters a favor by saving everyone time—yours, theirs and the hiring team’s. But I caution against not applying for a job with a recruiter based on salary alone.

How do you tell a recruiter the salary is too low?

If the offer really is too low for you to accept, you can say something along the lines of, “While I love the opportunity and would really like to work here, I am unable to accept the offer. It just isn’t enough money for me to be able to leave my current position.”

Should I tell recruiter Im interviewing?

You are not obligated to tell the recruiter who the other company is. You might want to share the range of the potential offer as the recruiter will likely share that info to make sure an offer coming from their client is competitive.

What to say if a recruiter asks if you’re interviewing?

Have you got a job interview coming up? These blogs will help you answer some of the most common interview questions:
  1. “Why are you looking to leave your current job?”
  2. “So, talk me through your CV”
  3. “Why do you want this job?”
  4. Tell me about a time you failed”
  5. “So, tell me about yourself”

How do you tell a recruiter to hurry up?

Just tell them. Say this, or something like this: “If possible, can you please let me know if you plan to make an offer to me? I have job offers from other companies and I need to make a decision by X date.