Recruiters sending emails to your work email address?
Offering a different perspective for those that get overly-upset or offended when a recruiter approaches you via your work email.
1. A recruiter lives or dies by his ability to maintain confidentiality…it’s the only way the recruiter can build enough trust with you so that in return you entrust your personal and professional lively hood to her. Therefore, a recruitment pro would have no intention of violating your privacy.
2. If there was an opportunity that could significantly enhance your career, but the only way you would find out about it is via your work email, would you at least want the heads up? Moreover, what’s the opportunity cost of receiving an email via your work email address that could positively change your life vs. never receiving the email?
3. Sending you an inmail via linked in does not guarantee you will see the message.
4. You have the right, the opportunity, and the responsibility to simply let the recruiter know you’d prefer an alternative means of communication and then simply share that alternative means with the recruiter. Sometimes it’s the only contact info. they have.
I encourage you to reconsider your reaction the next time you receive an email as described above. The recruiter is just trying to live up to her obligation which is to help gainfully employed talent stay vigilant to opportunities that could personally and professionally enhance their careers.