When you think of recruiting and social media, LinkedIn is the first platform that comes to mind. Some of you may use Twitter, as well. But what about Facebook? Is Facebook the next big platform for online recruiting? Will it become a popular place to search for jobs and connect with recruiters online? It has the potential.
Recently, LinkedIn’s head of recruiting, Brendan Browne, shares a few of his insights about the current state of recruiting – including where most recruiters are falling short.
It’s important for would-be candidates to understand how to use social media as an advantage so they can uncover new opportunities and increase their chances of being recruited.
On the top of the list of important social sites for recruiting is LinkedIn. It’s the king of the professional connection – that is if your profile is up to par with the thousands of other professionals in your industry vying for the same top positions with industry leading organizations.
If your organization is searching for new employees, chances are that you have considered using social media to find the right candidates. There is ample proof that social media can help fill jobs. Numerous industry reports indicate that the vast majority of hiring managers are using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to identify and screen candidates.