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How to Find Hiring Managers on LinkedIn
And get them to respond
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How to Find & Message Hiring Mangers on LinkedIn
Ever tried to find the hiring manager of your target role?
It'll help you stand out fast.
But most people have no idea how to find them.
And usually don't try...
So let's get started 👇
Go to LinkedIn & find an active job description
There are two types of job descriptions.
For a big company (e.g., Google)
And for a smaller companY (e.g., any startup)
It'll be easier to find the hiring manager for smaller companies.
For large companies it'll be hit or miss depending on the team.
I found a Product Marketing Manager role at Figma, for their partner ecosystem team.
Now after I apply, I want to find the hiring manager.
Here's what I'd do:
1. Filter for People hiring
2. Filter for Posts from People Hiring
How to Filter for People Hiring
Search for 'people' on LinkedIn
Type "Target Role hiring" (+ the hiring team or business unit if mentioned in the job description
I filtered for Product Marketing Managers hiring at Figma.
There are 7 results.
If there were more, I'd attempt to filter further.
I'd add the word 'parter' or 'ecosystem' to the search. That may filter it even more.
But in this case, I tried and no results came up. So I'll stick to the 7.
I checked every profile. I checked if they're hiring, what they're hiring for, and if they've made any posts about who they're hiring for.
I checked each profile, their about section, and experiences.
And BOOM, I found my answer...
"We're hiring, DM me if you'd like to chat"
Took me all of 5-10 minutes.
How many people found this? Probably <2% of people who applied.
And how many people actually messaged him with a great response? <.01%.
So here's the message you should send...
I saw your recent post about an opportunity for [role] at your company. I’m a [current role] with a background within [target industry]. I’ve been interested in [COMPANY] forever because [reason you want to join the company (be specific and show you did your research)].
I’m a great fit for the role because:
2-3 bullet points of related experience to the job description (e.g., show the story of why you’re a great fit for this job)
I’m happy to chat about how I can help your team or answer any questions you may have. I can send my resume too if you want to read my full story. And I’ll be free for a call at a time that works best for you.
Good luck in your search for the right candidate and looking forward to hearing from you.
For personalized connection request (<300 characters):
Hey [name], I saw your post about hiring for (x). I believe I’m a great fit since my experiences directly relate to the role & industry. I’d love to connect to share more details about my experiences & how I can help your team. Speak soon.
These messages show your interest and show why you're a great fit for the role.
The 2nd Way to Find Hiring Managers is Through Search Posts
Filter for author company. Type target role + hiring.
Filter for "posts"
Then see what pops up.
You can see Corey is the hiring manager for a Product Marketing Manager position available last month.
This is hit or miss.
But if you give both methods a shot your odds are pretty good.
Do this for every job you apply to.
Find a recruiter or hiring manager and send them that message. (always apply first)
Your odds of getting that interview just went up exponentially.
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