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Why do recruiters email you for you to say “yes I’m interested”and then never email you back?

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As a recruiter myself... I will say that is a bad recruiter. There have been times where I have emailed someone because they came up in a search based on some keyword from their profile. Then when they respond, I look at their profile or LinkedIn in more careful detail and realize they may not be as great of a fit for the role that I reached out to them for as I thought. In that case, I generally will reply and say "thanks for getting back to me, now that I'm looking further in your background I don't know that this particular position is going to be a perfect match however I'm open to talking with you about it in case you have some experience I don't see on your bio or in the event I might have something else I would be a good fit. Let me know if you still want to schedule a call." I will tell you that I always inwardly cringe whenever someone replies and then I realized that I actually missed the mark and they shouldn't have gotten that email in the first place. Because I KNOW I have already lost credibility. But a good recruiter admits their mistake and tries to see if there's another way they can help. I always acknowledge the response even if it's someone telling me they're not interested. So I say all of that to say, if you reply and say you're interested in the role and they're not answering you... You probably just saved yourself some time by not wasting it with an inexperienced or unprofessional recruiter who probably wouldn't be able to help you or would be really bad at communication moving forward.

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because they are russian bots collecting your intel and not humans

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Lazy recruiting and I agree with the post that says to research. There’s a VAST difference in recruiters, some of us are former lawyers, decades in, have placed hundreds of lawyers nationwide and others are 20 somethings who just transitioned from a career in who knows what working for a company that sources candidates without much thought

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Make sure that you are selective and do your due diligence when you return a legal recruiter's email. Check out their LinkedIn profile.

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It's a numbers game for them. They're emailing everyone in the world on that position.

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