The Art of Saying No: How Declining a Recruiter's Inquiry Can Expand Your Professional Network

You receive a message from a recruiter about an opportunity that you are not interested in. Although flattering, they will value your thoughtfulness and openness. Be receptive, courteous, and appreciative. But above all, make an impression.

  • In a few sentences, describe your areas of expertise, your interests, and your ideal role.
  • Request a connection on LinkedIn and to stay in touch.
  • Provide a suggestion for a friend or coworker who might be a better fit for the job.
  • Send a thank-you note and the hyperlink of your LinkedIn page as a follow-up.

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