It’s happened to all recruiters and sourcers at some point. You’re scouring LinkedIn or LinkedIn Recruiter in the hopes of finding the ideal candidate. You skim the preview, see what you’re looking for, and excitedly click to open the profile.
Excitement turns into disappointment when you see the greyed out/faint colored “Send InMail” button or message that reads, “[Name] is not currently open to receiving introductions or InMail.”
The fact that someone on a professional social networking site is being anti-social does strike me as a bit ironic. Still, there are a few workarounds that may be useful to try before you move on to the next profile.
Using my own name as an example, here are three options to finding alternate ways to contact people you’ve discovered on LinkedIn.