If you've ever been in the midst of a job search, chances are you've considered contacting a hiring manager directly. You may be looking at his profile on LinkedIn and the option seems very tempting. Well, consultant and sales expert Samantha McKenna says go ahead. She writes that we're no longer in the Middle Ages and that it's okay to ping someone, and it can even help you stand out if done correctly.
It's a bit more nuanced, so check out his post below. Sending a message to the hiring manager on LinkedIn isn't the end because a single note won't get you a job. You should send a message to a recruiter on LinkedIn if you're actively looking for a job opportunity or if you want to build a relationship for better career opportunities in the future. LinkedIn does a great job of helping you find and contact those connections, so the next step is to take advantage of them.
Whether you're an active job seeker or not, it's always a good idea to contact recruiters, as they can help you land the job of your dreams. I got my job without a cover letter or resume and even without a traditional job offer on a website. But how do you contact a recruiter on LinkedIn in a professional way? Or how to send messages to the recruiter on LinkedIn without looking like spam and, at the same time, increase your chances of getting an interview with the hiring company? You need to figure out who posted that LinkedIn job you're dreaming about and how to find it so you can communicate and express your interest.