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Use This Template to InMail Hospitality Talent About Your Jobs

LinkedIn is the world’s hottest professional social site for networking and job search. LinkedIn has 756 million members so it’s a hotbed of potential candidates for any jobs you have posted in your hospitality business. If you’ve never sent an InMail and don’t know what to say, exactly, this blog will get you started.

LinkedIn InMail Tips

InMails are the LinkedIn version of an email. Each potential candidate or “member” of LinkedIn has a profile. You can connect and email that person to build your professional network. Some of the best tips for sending InMail’s include:

  • About half of LinkedIn’s traffic is on mobile devices, so keep your InMail very short.
  • Personalize the message with the person’s name or any other relevant details that will come off as less of a form of communication. No one wants another form letter.
  • If you reach out to potential candidates that share a group with you, you are more likely to get a response. Having a shared connection opens doors.
  • Don’t ask for a resume out of the gate. Spend time being authentic and getting to know the person first.
  • Don’t pitch a job that’s a lower level than where the person is. Pay attention to the person’s profile.

Now let’s look at some sample templates to get you started. 

InMail Hospitality Candidate Template

Here are three templates to get you started reaching out to potential hospitality clients:

The Cold Call

Hi, (name):
I’m (your name) and I am on the recruiting team at (company).
I saw your work history at (company name) and I thought you might be an excellent candidate for a (name the role). You can read the job description here (add link).

This is a great opportunity with (name some benefits) and (what’s the culture like). I wonder if you’d be open to talking about the role? Are you available on XYZ?

Can’t wait to hear from you!
(Your name and contact information)

The Shared Group

Hi, (name):
I’m (your name) and I am on the recruiting team at (company).
I saw you are a member of (Group) and I thought we could connect and network a bit.

It occurs to me, too, that you might know someone who could be a candidate for a (name the role). You can read the job description here (add link).

Looking forward to connecting!
(Your name and contact information)

The Best Skills

Hi, (name):
I’m (your name) and I am on the recruiting team at (company).
I saw your work history at (company name) and I thought your skills as (name the skill) might make you an excellent candidate for a (name the role). You can read the job description here (add link).

This is a great opportunity with (name some benefits) and (what’s the culture like). I wonder if you’d be open to talking about the role? Are you available on XYZ for a 15-minute call?
Can’t wait to hear from you!
(Your name and contact information)

These three templates should get you started on your hospitality recruiting drive. But if you need a leg up, you can always give Gecko Hospitality a call. We specialize in helping our clients improve their time to hire. We have the experience to help you find more candidates. What are you waiting for? Contact us today.

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