How to reach out to LinkedIn recruiters

We have guided hundreds of people as they navigate each stage of their job search so that they can find a great job more efficiently. Throughout the process, we have gained valuable data and inside information. So, we wanted to share what we know to help you land your dream job, too. 

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Find company recruiter email addresses

Once you find a role that fits with your goals, apply through the company's online portal. But, don't stop there! You should always follow up with a brief, personalized cold email to the recruiter. 

At Pathrise, candidates have found that sending cold emails triples their response rate. First, find a connection between you and the recruiter and then, warm up and personalize the email. If you are not sure what to say, use this guide with our cold email template to help you.

In order to help you successfully send cold emails, we have compiled email addresses for recruiters at many of the top tech companies. Check our our guide and email list to help you as you navigate your job search.

How to get a job at LinkedIn

When you find an open role that appeals to your background and goals, start by doing research on the company. Get a good understanding of their mission, values, culture, and products and use that knowledge when interacting with recruiters, hiring managers, and other employees.

About LinkedIn:

Mission: To connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. When you join LinkedIn, you get access to people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that help you be great at what you do.

LinkedIn values:
  • Members first
  • Relationships matter
  • Be open, honest, and constructive
  • Demand excellence
  • Take intelligent risks
  • Act like an owner

Get more inside information on LinkedIn, including interview questions and processes, in our How to get a job at LinkedIn guide.

Personalize the email for your role

When you reach out in your cold emails, you need to hit the right points for your role. Use these tips to ensure you are catching their eye so they move you forward.

When you email the:

LinkedIn software engineering recruiter, make sure you research the programming languages that they use and highlight your expertise in each one.

LinkedIn product design recruiter, make sure your portfolio showcases all of your skills throughout the entire design process.

LinkedIn data science recruiter, make sure you mention relevant projects that match the goals of the company.

LinkedIn marketing recruiter, make sure you quantify the results in your background statements because it is more impressive.

LinkedIn product management recruiter, make sure you research their products heavily and talk about how your background connects to their current work.

LinkedIn sales recruiter, make sure you focus on how you approach your funnels differently and why you are the right fit for this specific team.

How to write cold emails for job applications

You can use our template to send strong cold emails along with your applications.

Hi [recruiter name],

[Personal greeting and intro]. [Include reason for reaching out].

[Insert interest in company’s product/values/mission and a follow up statement tying in your background]. [insert any other relevant background information - tie it into the job description].

[Tie interest in company and background into a closing statement]. [End with an ask to connect or to move forward in the process].

Best, [Your name]

Here is the template filled out so you can get a sense for how to do it yourself:

Hi [recruiter name]

I recently applied for the [position] I saw on [platform] and noticed you are a [role] at [company]. While I am not sure if you are the right person to contact, I definitely have the experience that the team is seeking.

As a Math major, I’ve taken the time on the side to perfect my code to analyze data problems. I’ve worked on 10+ data projects focusing on data cleaning, visualization, and prediction models using machine learning, neural network, and topic modeling. For example, with work in [impact statement], I can see myself leveraging those experiences to scale the data mountain at [company].

I know you are super busy, but I would appreciate the opportunity to hop on a quick call to learn more about [specific role/team]. Would you be free for a 15-minute call either [timeframe 1] or [timeframe 2]?

Best, [your name]

With recruiter email addresses and cold email templates at your disposal, you should be on your way to more application responses and interview requests.

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