New LinkedIn Group Message Limits

So as Twitter starts to open up it’s messaging platform, LinkedIn locks it down even further in an attempt to push recruiters into premium services. 

The new limits on group message are – if you have not seen them yet :-
  • You can only send 15 messages per month to individual group members (and these don’t roll over). This – oddly – includes messages to your first connections if you choose to send them via a group 
  • You have to be a member of the group for 4 days before you can send a message to members of that group. 
  • You need to be a member of LinkedIn for 30 days before to send a message to group members. 
Remember – LinkedIn InMail response rate is poor – on average 25%. So my recommendation is not to pay for these. Instead:-
  1. Phone first
  2. Facebook, Twitter or Hangouts second
  3. Email third
And you will see improved candidate response rates. 

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