Whenever I speak at an event about job search, I always recommend creating a list of target companies and then connecting with recruiters directly on LinkedIn. It can be a great way to get noticed and even hear about opportunities before they become advertised. But only if you do it right. Related: 3 Ways To Get Noticed By Recruiters On LinkedIn Almost on a daily basis, I get messages and resumes from candidates who haven’t bothered looking at my LinkedIn profile. If they did, they’d not ask me to help them find a job in the textile or automobile industries or ask me about job opportunities in UAE! These examples are just from this week. Then there are those who send blank emails to 20 recruiters without doing any research. This is the quickest way for your email to get deleted.