*Has anyone ever been contacted by a legit recruiter via LinkedIn? I get a call based on my profile an average of once a week. My current job came from an internal recruiter looking for someone with my skills. I am in a very hot area now too which helps. At partner level, most are true executive search firms. At more junior levels, you get more of a recruiter mix which is often not good for finding the best fit. There is less research and more volume orientation because placement fees correlate with candidate salary.