For the love of (whoever or whatever you believe in) please make it stop!!!
Memo to LinkedIn Group Managers:
You could help with this. Email the offenders and explain to them that their relentless posting will not be tolerated.
Or… risk losing people from your group who opt out of the whole thing.
Hey you Recruiter person, yeah you… your every day job posting on LinkedIn groups is annoying.
It’s called Spam.
How is it working for you? Are you getting the folks you need?
Or are you annoying people?
Have you even thought about this? Yeah, that’s what I thought.
Instead of just ranting at you allow me to give you a few tips:
- You do not need to post each job.
- How about one post that says 4 new jobs have been posted
- You do not need to post every day
How about Mondays and Thursdays
Better yet, are you using your web site analytics to know which days get better replies
- Are you doing anything to attract folks once they do click
- Please tell me you have a newsletter or RSS Feed so for those who do click (who are not yet annoyed) you can reach them directly
- Is your LinkedIn account legit
This is actually your account, right and not some fictitious one you made it up in case too many Spam reports get you booted
Oh, and Paul D is not a legit account name.
- Do you have a photo of you on your profile or is it your company logo or no avatar at all?
- Dude, get a photo
- Try posting something else besides your jobs
- You’re a Recruiter, right? That means you should be well informed on your industry and trends so how about contributing content like:
- Salary info
- Job trends
- Or any of a hundred other topics that might help someone
Oh yeah, I know what you are thinking… but Paul you post links to online sessions and your own blog posts.
Yes, yes I do. And I also post stuff that will help folks.
LinkedIn is a “community” that I participate in not extract from.
You my Recruiter friend are acting like a sleazy person at a networking event who interrupts every conversation to introduce yourself, handing out your business card and then bolting for the door.