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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

How to be contacted via LinkedIn

I am an Agency Recruiter and use LinkedIn daily. Both Agengy Recruiters and Corporate Recruiters use LinkedIn to find active and passive job seekers. Professionals use LinkedIn to network and to find out about potential job opportunities. The bad news is unless someone is a 1st contact (or shared member of a group) they are not able to send you a message.

If you are looking for a job or if you want to get contacted about job opportunities make sure to add a personal email address to your LinkedIn profile.

Here is how to do it:

1. Profile

2. Edit Profile

3. Contact Settings

Where it reads, "What advice would you give to users considering contacting you?" write in your personal email address.

4. Save Changes

Don’t think you will get a lot of spam or a thousand job emails. You are not that great so stop kidding yourself. Also, you may know of a great referral who would be a good fit for the job. You can forward that email to your colleague, have great Karma and get all the green lights on the way home from work.


  1. Great post! Obviously I have my personal email address on LinkedIn. It takes the middleman out and let's people send you emails directly. Win win situation. has helped me immensely in my job hunt as well as LinkedIn. Thanks for the post!

  2. Very interesting - I feel that people are skeptical about adding an email address to their profiles. On the other hand, I would rather be contacted directly through email than with a LinkedIn message.

  3. Helpful for finding posts in any field.


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