This week, I received this message via LinkedIn:
Uh, hello ??
Naïve perhaps, I am still very surprised to receive this kind of message from a professional recruiter - and here we are talking about a senior person -
Tell me, how were you doing before using all these tools available today? You called, you introduced yourself, you said hello, thank you and goodbye no? This year, we talked a lot about tools, algorithms, process optimization, does this force us to forget our human side?
The end of the story ?
Curious, I accepted his request for an invitation (without a personalized message for once ...), see what follow-up I would have had ... Well nothing, end of the story.
I invite you to read the excellent article by Laurent Brouat on this subject: Recruiters, personalize your message to candidates