Carpe DM! HR professional reveals how cold messaging recruiters on LINKEDIN can be the key to landing your dream job – as she shares tips for sending the perfect note
- Amy, who is known as @hackyourhr, shares corporate job tips on TikTok
- She went viral after detailing why you should send cold DMs to recruiters
- The expert said she gets LinkedIn notifications on her phone and will reply
An HR professional has revealed how cold DMing a recruiter from a hiring company can help you snag your dream job.
Amy, who is known as @hackyourhr, has more than 80,000 followers on TikTok, where she shares her tips and strategies to ‘help you get ahead’ in the corporate world.
She went viral after stitching user @byjuliapaige’s video about how she wasn’t able to find a job after applying to over 200 positions.
Amy agreed the ‘market is awful,’ but she insisted that DMing HR reps, department heads, and recruiters about a position can set you ahead of the rest of the pack.
Amy, an HR professional known as @hackyourhr, went viral on TikTok after sharing how cold DMing recruiters can help you land a job – even when the ‘market’s awful’
The expert stitched user @byjuliapaige’s clip about how she wasn’t able to find a job after applying to over 200 positions
Amy explained that she gets LinkedIn notifications on her phone and will respond if they catch her attention
She noted that she gets LinkedIn notifications on her phone and will respond if they catch her attention.
‘So if you DM the head of HR or the head of a department or the head of recruiting, they just might answer right away,’ she explained.
‘I have gotten messages on a Saturday at 2 p.m. when I’ve been at a winery, and I’m like, “I love this message.”‘
Amy said the most effective way to word your message is to say: ‘I’m so and so. This is what I do. This is what I’m passionate about, and this is what excites me about the open role that you have. Are you the right person for me to reach out to? Could you connect me?’
When she gets messages that stand out, she will touch base with the head of recruiting and say, ‘Hey, so and so on LinkedIn sent me the message. I forwarded it to you. Have you gotten back to them yet?’
‘People have gotten jobs this way. So keep going. Keep cold DMing,’ she advised. ‘You just don’t know, it might work.’
She insisted that DMing recruiters can set you ahead of the rest of the pack
Amy admitted that she has checked LinkedIn at a winery on a Saturday. When she gets a message that stand out, she will forward them to the head of recruiting at her company
Amy said the most effective way to word your message is to say: ‘I’m so and so. This is what I do. This is what I’m passionate about, and this is what excites me about the open role’
Amy’s video has been viewed 3.3 million times and a number of people shared how sending a cold DM helped them land a job. However, some recruiters thought it was ‘annoying’
Amy’s video has been viewed 3.3 million times and has received over 1,600 comments from people sharing their thoughts.
‘I have gotten 200 applicants for one role before. Anyone who figured out I was hiring manager and DM’d me got their application reviewed,’ one person shared.
‘Yes! Recruiter here who gets a lot of DMs. The ones that stand out are the ones that are personalized to the role/company. Help make it easy to hire [you],’ someone else responded.
Another added: ‘This is exactly how I got my dream job!’
However, the advice seemed to be hit or miss. Some commenters claimed it has never worked for them, while other HR professionals thought it was a turn-off.
‘I work in HR at a huge university. If anyone did this, our recruiters would be so annoyed and would purposely ignore you,’ one viewer noted.
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