Sending LinkedIn messages to recruiters and not getting any responses. I thought this would be a good way to get me in the system (referral maybe?) but am I just wasting my time? Should I just apply online asap?

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I would apply and then message the relevant hiring manager or recruiter, referencing your app. What do your messages say? You can templatize them a bit, but need enough customization to sell yourself!

Find people on the team you're trying to join and get referrals from them. I've noticed higher response rates like this rather than contacting HR/recruiters.

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