I don’t know what happened to LinkedIn. I used to get maybe a handful of messages from recruiters every month, but now I have days where I get dozens of inquiries. Then again, LinkedIn used to be all about professional networking and now I’m just as likely to see it used to propagate baseless political narratives. Delusional former coworkers may be a lost cause, but recruiters could save us all some time if they could make a few simple adjustments to their messages. I’m writing this little article to vent a few frustrations in the hopes that it can help us help each other.