Email in LinkedIn bio

I'm an Analyst at a firm not particularly keen on their juniors recruiting for buy-side roles. I've seen people in the past putting their personal emails in their LinkedIn bios, presumably for headhunters/recruiters. 

 

I'm sure you've seen what I'm referring to - usually worded as something to the effect of "Please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected]"

 

A couple of questions:

1) Besides the below question, are there any cons to putting your personal email in your LinkedIn for headhunters/recruiters?

2) I would assume it would be difficult to receive the benefit of the doubt that you have it there for any reason other than for headhunters/recruiters. How should you respond if one of your seniors notices it and calls you out on it? 

 

I wrote this while halfway listening to a pointless Zoom meeting, so I apologize if something doesn't make sense. 

Comments (6)

 
Jan 13, 2021 - 10:51am

I have my email listed to solicit deal flow. My bio is just a short-from pitch to have potential targets reach out. If you're in PE/VC, then you could use the same justification?

 
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Jan 13, 2021 - 11:22am

I'm actually in banking but posted on the PE forum given there are probably more people here that have had to deal with a similar situation

 
Jan 13, 2021 - 12:29pm

It's pretty easy to workaround.  "If you're in industryfocusofyourgroup, feel feel to reach out via email at XXXX. I love meeting operators, founders, and other investment professionals in the industry!"

Or something like that.

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