Alternative messaging techniques came up earlier this month when I was running a session with Alex Moyle for The Recruiting Gym. I realised that not everyone knew sending a voice message was an option on LinkedIn.
This can be useful when you’re out and about – it’s so much easier to record a quick soundbite than spend ages typing a long message.
It’s also a great way to get someone’s attention with something unexpected! Half the battle for us as recruiters is standing out from the crowd.
You will need to be using the LinkedIn mobile app to send a voice message.
Simply open up the app and tap on the Messenger icon at the bottom of the screen.
Hold down the microphone icon and talk normally, let go when you’re done.
That’s it! You’ve sent a voice message.
Here’s some more detail about voice messages directly from the folks at LinkedIn.
Why don’t you try sending a voice message now? Perhaps there’s a candidate who’s gone quiet on you, or a hiring manager you’d love a quick update from.
Let me know how you get on in the comments.