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How to find a headhunter on LinkedIn? (2022)

Find a headhunter on LinkedIn
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Linkedin is the largest professional network that aims to create opportunities for every member of the global workforce. But finding the right headhunter or recruiter on LinkedIn is a challenge.

Here we will discuss a few strategies to find the right headhunters on LinkedIn.

How to find headhunters on LinkedIn?

To find the appropriate headhunter you need to do 2 things.

1. You should have a clear idea about in which industry you are seeking a job.

2. List the names of the companies you want to work for.

Once you are clear about the above points, then you can follow the below steps to find a headhunter on LinkedIn.

Locate the Linkedin app on your mobile. Open the app.

Go to the search bar on your profile page.

Now type “Recruiters” or “Headhunters” and search.

After you click on the search, you will land on a page with recruiters.

Now you have to select “People” from the top of the page.

This allows you to see a number of recruiters.

How to find headhunters from a specific industry on LinkedIn?

To make this strategy more targeted follow the below steps.

Open the Linkedin app on your mobile.

Go to the search bar on your profile page.

Now type “Recruiter Industry” or “Headhunter Industry” and search.

Example: If you are interested to get a job in the technology field. You have to type Recruiter Technology. 

After you click on the search, you will land on a page with recruiters

Now you have to select “People” from the top of the page

After searching, now you will land on a page with numerous recruiters from a certain industry.

How to find headhunters from a specific company on LinkedIn?

Now let’s look to find recruiters from a certain company.

Open the Linkedin app on your mobile.

Go to the search bar on your profile page

Now type “Recruiter Organisation Name” or “Headhunter Organisation Name” and search

After you click on the search, you will land on a page with recruiters

Now you have to select “People” from the top of the page

After searching, now you will land on a page with numerous recruiters from a certain industry

The search result will bring numerous recruiters working in all the different parts of the company. Now you can review them to find the one that fit your job type.

How to message recruiters on LinkedIn?

After finding the recruiter, you have to reach out to them by sending a message. For that, click on that person’s profile.

You will see a few options like “Connect”, “Message” and more

Now you have to click on the ellipsis button on the right side of the profile

After clicking the ellipsis button, you will see multiple options

This includes, “Share profile via message”, “Contact info” and more

Click on the “Personalize invite” option

Here you will land on a page where you can add a message to the recruiter

Keep in mind that, a recruiter is a  person who can open the doors to the employer and introduce you to the hiring manager. So make sure to draft a message to say as you introduce yourself and ask for what you want.

After typing the message, click on the “Send” button at the top right of the page.

Wrapping Up

Hope you get an idea about finding headhunters on LinkedIn. Kindly let us know if you have any queries.