I have it narrowed down to 3 types of people for me.
- Pig butchers. People who try to use romance/friendship/greed to get you to invest in cryptocurrency and then steal everything from you.
- Certification sellers. People who want to sell you a certification (illegal) to prove to businesses that you are capable of doing what they want.
- Personal coaches/financial people who want you to buy their services.
These are more than 90% of the email that I receive. I get hourly or more requests from these people. When LinkedIn says they are trying to reduce spam they aren’t doing enough.
The rest are these.
- Recruiters that have no idea what you do and suggest things that you don’t have on your resume.
- Recruiters who lowball you with numbers and admit they have a hard time finding people interested in the position.
- Recruiters who ask illegal questions like one this week that asked what year I graduated High School and the name of the High School. That is the least important thing about me.
- Recruiters who tell you that jobs that are listed as remote have changed to hybrid.
- Recruiters that promise to update you and you never hear from them again.
- Rarely, like once a year a recruiter who is sincere and follows through on what they say.
Now if you were someone who was looking for a better job would you want to give time to InMail and recruiters?