We're always telling job seekers to "try different avenues" so that their applications stand out. The most obvious avenue is networking but I'm noticing that most people just don't want to be bothered and they respond something generic like "apply online" or "check out the site for openings that may interest you''. I feel that this is just a brushoff. I recently reached out to someone on LI, I who is a new hire at a company I've been targeting; I congratulated her and politely asked for insight on the recruiting process her response: APPLY ONLINE.
I've been fortunate enough to work for very sought after organizations and I have been solicited by strangers to help them get their foot in the door multiple times as annoying as it may be I always tried to help in however I could. I get that recruiters are often bombarded by applicants so I try not to bother them too much but is it totally against LinkedIn etiquette to ask for insight from someone who is in a role you're aspiring to or at an organization you'd like to one day work for? I'm not asking sarcastically, I'm actually very curious to know if I've been using LinkedIn wrong this whole time?
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