Passive Candidate Recruiting Articles

  • Chart showing InMail response rates based on length of note

    These InMails Get the Best Response Rates, LinkedIn Data Reveals

    April 20, 2021

    Recruiters monitor their InMail response rates closely, and for good reason. They’re a good indicator of candidate engagement, but they also mean recruiters are getting more bang for their buck from their InMail allotment. Recruiters earn an InMail credit back if their message receives a response within 90 days — so response rates reflect both candidate...

  • How to Grab Candidates’ Attention With Your InMails, According to LinkedIn Recruiters

    June 19, 2019

    Every talent professional has a “one that got away” story — that perfect candidate that just seemed to slip through their fingers. But when that ideal candidate doesn’t even respond to your first outreach message, it can feel especially gutting. With so many recruiters vying for in-demand candidates’ attention, your emails and InMails (private messages on...

  • 5 Creative Outreach Messages That Grabbed Candidates’ Attention

    May 6, 2019

    Imagine you were trying to convince someone like Bill Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, or Elon Musk to join your company (just go with me on this). Knowing that they’re busy people who must be inundated with messages, the vast majority of which they don’t read, you wouldn’t dream of sending them a boring, templated, predictable email. No, you’d pull out all the stops to...

  • What Pre-Sourcing Is — and How It Will Make Hiring the...

    April 15, 2019

    For the first 25 of the past 40 years, I was a full-time recruiter. Of the 500+ placements I made during that time (mostly mid- and...

  • 8 Steps for Turning Passive Prospects Into Eager Candidates

    June 14, 2017

    We all know that recruiting people who are looking for a new job requires a different strategy and different process than hiring...

  • 7 Ways to “Hack” Your Interactions with Candidates, Glen...

    April 19, 2017

    It’s not by coincidence that Glen Cathey carries the title of “Boolean black belt” -- he is one of the most accomplished and...