DM carb! HR Specialist Reveals How Recruiters Using Cold Messages on LINKEDIN Can Be the Key to Landing Your Dream Job—Shares Tips for Sending the Perfect Note
- Amy, better known as hackyourhr, shares corporate job tips on TikTok
- It went viral after I detailed why you should send direct messages directly to recruiters
- The expert said she gets LinkedIn notifications on her phone and will respond
An HR professional revealed how cold DMing a recruiter from a headhunting firm can help you land your dream job.
Amy, better known as hackyourhr, has more than 80k followers on TikTok, where she shares her tips and strategies to “help you get ahead” in the corporate world.
It went viral after user @byjuliapaige’s stitch video About how she was unable to find a job after applying to over 200 jobs.
“The market is awful,” Amy agreed, but insisted that DMing HR representatives, department heads, and recruiters around a position can put you ahead of the rest of the pack.
Amy, the HR expert known as @hackyourhr, went viral on TikTok after sharing how cool DMing staff can help you land a job — even when ‘the market is horrible’
The expert threaded user @byjuliapaige’s clip on how she couldn’t find a job after applying to over 200 jobs.
Amy explained that she gets LinkedIn notifications on her phone and will respond if you bring her attention
She noted that she receives LinkedIn notifications on her phone and will respond if brought to her attention.
“So if you’re the head of human resources or the head of a department or the head of hiring, they might answer right away,” she explained.
I’ve been getting messages on Saturdays at 2 o’clock when I’m at the winery, saying, “I love this letter.”
The most effective way to craft your letter, Amy said, is to say, “I am 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 you have. Are you the right person to connect with? Can you contact me?”
When you get the highlights, you’ll reach out to the head of hiring and say, “Hey, and so, LinkedIn sent me the message.” I sent it to you. Have you returned to them yet?
People have gotten jobs this way. So keep going. “Keep your DMing cool,” she advised. “You just don’t know, it might work.”
She insisted that the DMing admins could put you ahead of the rest of the group
Amy admitted that she checked LinkedIn at the winery on Saturday. When she receives an outstanding letter, she will send it to the head of the recruiting department at her company
Amy said the most effective way to craft your letter is to say: ‘I am 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 have shared how sending a direct DM helped them get a job. However, some recruits thought it “annoying”
Amy’s video has been viewed 3.3 million times and has received over 1,600 comments from people sharing their thoughts.
I’ve had 200 applicants for one role before. Anyone who found out I was a hiring manager and would DM review their application,” one person shared.
‘Yes! Recruiter here who gets a lot of direct messages. Outstanding people are the people who are allocated to the job/company. Someone else answered, Help ease the hiring process (you).
Another added: “This is exactly how I got my dream job!”
However, the advice seems to be hit or miss. Some commenters claimed it never worked out for them, while other HR professionals thought it was a turn off.
I work in the human resources department of a huge university. If anyone does this, our recruits will be very upset and will ignore you on purpose,” one onlooker remarked.