Is it rude to ignore recruitment agents messages on Linkedin?
I consider myself fortunate to work in IT and to have experience in a highly sought-after area. On average, I receive two-three messages about new job opportunities on Linkedin every week. "Open to work" Linkedin setting is not on and there is no indication that I am looking.
While being in demand feels good, it takes time to interact with agents and they often don't accept "no" as an answer. I get follow up messages, emails and sometimes phone calls (if they know my number). I stopped replying to messages at some point in the past. However, I feel guilty for being rude to them whenever I ignore a message. I understand that someday I may be the one sending them messages and waiting for a response.