If you say no to a recruiter, you’re closing a door that might lead to the right opportunity for you.
When a recruiter reaches out, they’re not spamming you. They’re acting on a strategy to find the right person for a specific job.
Here are a few reasons why you should rethink saying no:
- You don’t have to be “looking” for the right opportunity to come your way! Sometimes the right opportunity comes knocking.
- Blindly saying no before even knowing what we want to discuss with you, is like being given a lottery ticket and throwing it away before the numbers are drawn. What if you’ve got the winning ticket?
- Keep in mind, if a recruiter is looking to connect, they aren’t assuming you are “looking”. Our role is to identify people who stand out, meet the qualifications, and could rock it! So, take it as a compliment.
- Having a conversation is a great way to keep yourself “in the know” and engage with a professional who have exposure to job market conditions. Conversations open doors. Shift your mindset to “if not now, when”
- What if you know someone, you could help out and this opportunity would be perfect for them? You build a connect with a recruiter, and speak your friend’s name into a room that they were meant to be in.
Keep an open mind & always listen to what opportunities are out there.
Do you really want to miss out on something that could be your next growth opportunity or be with your dream employer?
So next time a recruiter reaches out on Linkedin, remember that this is just opportunity knocking, and you never know where it might lead you.
What’s the worst that can happen?