Recruiters and sourcers are panicked about the changes on LinkedIn. It started with limiting free access to candidates and now there are rumors of recruiters ending up in LinkedIn jail for using Google Chrome extensions to ferret out contact information. The site, smartly in many ways, continues to find alternatives for monetization, and typically that monetization is seen as a penalization to recruiters.
But what about the job seeker? As recruiting professionals we’ve encouraged them to be on LinkedIn (and bring their friends, family and co-workers). We’ve connected, and kept them warm via the site. And now, unless we are