Known as the “Big Three”: LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook have led the way in social recruiting. It makes sense, connections are simple to make, there are vast pools of data to be collected and these are where internet users are spending massive amounts of their time. While the Big Three are the place…Continue
One of the oldest aphorisms, not to mention time worn clichés, in recruiting: the extended job search as dating metaphor - or, for similes' sake, that looking for the perfect job is a lot like looking for the perfect mate. …Continue
Attracting Talent: Good companies create a strong brand identity with their customers and then deliver on that promise. Great employment brands do the same, with quantifiable and qualitative results. As a result, the right people choose to join your company.
Selecting Talent: Management should implement proven talent selection systems and tools to create profiles of the right people based on the competencies of high performers. It's not simply a matter of…
Rich Peterson strongly believes getting off of Facebook and YouTube and landing on LinkedIn is the first step to securing a job. It’s an absolute must to create a LinkedIn profile by the time you’re a senior in college, but it’s an even better idea to start as a freshman.
Link into as many people as you possibly can. Start to…Continue
Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Good news for all you Apple-loving, HR folks! Last month at the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference in San Fransisco, keynote speaker, Craig Federighi announced that LinkedIn will be integrated into the newest version of OS X, called OS X Mavericks. It was pretty great when they integrated Twitter, but now they’re …Continue
Added by Angela Yu on August 2, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Building a talent pipeline sounds like this really difficult, intense task and for that reason, many who are first in HR might think of it as an "advanced" activity. Nothing could be further from the truth. The very things that make talent pipelines successful are things that you can put in place from your very first day (and in fact, are often more effective that way!)
Added by Raj Sheth on May 2, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
2013 is a very special year for LinkedIn…the company started the new year off by breaking the 200-million member mark.
Now while that’s great news for the company and its shareholders, as well as many of its business-owner members, it can mean a bit of a challenge for you as a job seeker.
The good news is that as a member of LinkedIn, you have a HUGE audience.
The bad news is, you also face a TON of competition.
So how do you tap into the vast…Continue
Added by Amos on January 21, 2013 at 11:56am — No Comments
Resume and Profile Search Engine Optimization
Job boards and social media have totally changed the game for job seekers and recruiters. Understanding search engine optimization (SEO) can give you the upper hand when developing your on-line profile and resume.…
In The Start Up of You by Reid Hoffman & Ben Casnocha (Crown Business, 2012) the real gold is in Chapter 7. The chapter opens thus:
A decade ago, Bill Gates wrote: 'The most meaningful way to differentiate your company from your competition, the best way to put distance between you and the crowd, is to do an outstanding job with information. How you gather, manage and use information will determine whether you win or…Continue
Facebook Likes and LinkedIn Followers are believed to be a 'vanity' metric. By this I mean that if you don't know who's following you then the content may be a hit and miss. What sorts of content can you post based on the results seen in your insights or follower statistics? Which of the two sites offer the best insights to help recruiters distinguish, and possibly recruit, the people that are following them?
Understand your followers by reading more…Continue
Added by Lizzie Bluestein on July 17, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
LinkedIn is of my favourite things about the Internet. Period. I love what it does, I love the way it does it, and I really hope they don't mess it up like some other large social networks have recently. I'm not alone in my love for LinkedIn, and with 160 million users there's a lot of LinkedIn love going around, but while some users quantify their LinkedIn love with the number of connections they have, they're missing the point - it's not how many connections you have - it's quality of your…Continue
Added by Jonathan on June 20, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
LinkedIn is one of the most important tools a job hunter can use to market their talents and meet hiring managers. As a relationship-building portal, new grads, adults in career transition, and seasoned professionals can research companies, identify new careers, meet decision makers, and participate in professional…Continue
Added by Jonathan on June 20, 2012 at 11:41am — No Comments
Online recruitment is a serious buzzword in the HR spectrum. Companies are becoming more and more aware of its importance and its prevalence in the market. 20% of the UK population are looking at a job board online more than twice every single day. This is a huge active market with advantages that can include improvements to corporate image, reduction in recruitment costs and a reduction in administration. So why is it that recruiters are finding it a challenge to integrate it…Continue
Illin' Linkedin Introductions
In the last few weeks, I feel like I suddenly got popular with all the Linkedin Introductions I have received. Not in the “hot girl at the dance” kind of way and not in the "our company just got a billion dollar valuation" way. Either my name is on wall in a bathroom…Continue
I can receive up to several (dozen) applications in a week for a wide variety of roles, however I often reject CV’s based on the way I receive a CV or its content. Here are my Top Ten most common mistakes people make when applying for a job.
1. If you don’t have a work permit or right of abode for the UK you will be sent a no letter.
I am seeing increasing numbers of people from outside the EU who may have studied in the UK thinking they can apply for jobs…Continue
Added by Russell White on April 26, 2012 at 9:53am — No Comments
I am an inveterate networker. Amongst all the conversations I have, at least once a week, I'm asked by a job seeker (passive or active) how they can use Linkedin to be found by headhunters and take advantage of new career opportunities? So here's my top 10 tips on how you can be found:
Social Recruiting is the hot (relatively) new recruiting method in the recruiting space. There are a number of companies that have had success and are doing cool things with social but there are also others that are struggling to make it a part of their recruitment marketing efforts. This article is…Continue
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: LinkedIn is a great tool for recruiters!
The company has a bunch of products that can help any recruiting professional make the most of the world’s biggest professional network.
Fortunately a lot of LinkedIn’s material is free and you can find out more in the following 3 links. If you check out their Corporate Recruiting Solutions Resources page, for example, you’ll find dozens…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on June 17, 2011 at 9:12am — No Comments
I am no LinkedIn expert. But I do use it. I post status updates, I join groups, I comment in discussions, and I check backgrounds of just about every person I am about to interview or even meet.
I also get lots of requests to connect, and as a result have about 1,000 connections currently, so I suppose I could be described as an ‘active LinkedIn’er’.
Active enough to realise there are a few things LinkedIn users simply should never do!