The assumption that a recruiter needs a LinkedIn Recruiter seat is incorrect. Here's what your best alternative is.
Almost every recruiter in the industry feels like they need a LinkedIn Recruiter seat to be successful in their recruiting efforts.
The truth is that you do not need a paid subscription for LinkedIn Recruiter.
The assumption is that to access all of LinkedIn’s data, the candidate profiles, you need a paid license to access all of these profiles and filters.
But since LinkedIn profiles are almost entirely public, there are many other ways to get access to the profiles.
❌ LinkedIn Recruiter is very expensive, around $850 starting price per user per month
❌ LinkedIn Recruiter forces serious limitations with outreach, InMails are limited to 30 - 150 per seat which is generally not even enough to fill one position
❌ LinkedIn Recruiter is the most competitive place to be as a recruiter, all other recruiters are getting the same search results and reaching out to the same candidates
❌ LinkedIn Recruiter is not the only source of profiles, on platforms like GitHub and Stack Overflow you can also find valuable candidates
The best alternative to paying for a LinkedIn Recruiter seat is using an alternative talent search engine that lets you find all LinkedIn profiles.
A talent search engine (see here):
✅ Finds all LinkedIn profiles
✅ Lets you find contact details of the candidate so you can send emails instead of having to rely on limited InMails
✅ Usually also provides a more automated and faster way of reaching out to many candidates
✅ Is generally a lot more affordable
A talent search engine that finds LinkedIn profiles provides you exactly what LinkedIn Recruiter provides: being able to search LinkedIn profiles.
It typically also provides a way of reaching out quickly and in a personalized way to the candidates that you like.
The talent search engine finds contact details automatically and automatically generates a hyper personalized message that you can send in one click.
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