Top 3 Reasons Why Recruiters (both corporate and external) Love Linkedin:
1) LinkedIn has become the best hunting ground for recruiters.
2) As more companies are asking their employees to become participants in “social media” candidate referral programs, more employees are using sites…
Way back in 2008, I created a training guide called Resume Forensics. In a nutshell, it was a how-to for finding resumes and passive candidates on Google, Yahoo, Bing and a few other resources. In all modesty, it was an underground hit. I…Continue
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Welcome to the second part of our “Show me the Money” blog series. If you joined us last week for part one, you would have learned how to reduce agency spending in five steps. Today we’ll be sharing seven awesome, free recruiter tools to help make you more effective.
Oh, c’mon! Go ahead! Take a crack at it! It’s really not that intimidating. A couple tweets here, a couple tweets there; aContinue
My LinkedIn account is having multiple problems with the functionality. It's happening for the second time in the past few months. I can't use my RPS account (it is a variation of LinkedIn Recruiter). I hope they will fix it again.
The nice LinkedIn managers, who support my RPS account, point out…Continue
I've noticed online networkers have become much more aware of people who look at their LinkedIn profile during the last few months, but frankly not many do anything and let potential opportunities slip by - perhaps for the fear that they don't want to appear too pushy. I suspect there's something very British about that, but I admit that's a guess (wouldn't it be fascinating to see the LinkedIn behaviour stats country by…Continue
Like every other recruiter on the face of the earth, I use LinkedIn to source candidates, specifically the IT kind. I am also a member of some groups on LinkedIn that are relevant to my industry and the industry I recruit for. So one day I’m combing through my LI feed and come across a posting in the .NET Developers group. The title of the post…”RECRUITERS: If you post a JOB on our DISCUSSION board I will ban you…Continue
In a recent article published by Forbes, according to a spokesperson for the company, this is not true. I've been personally waiting for them to step up to compete with LinkedIn for awhile and glad that it appears this is starting to take shape.
What they have created is essentially a Social jobs partnership application. The page allows users to search for jobs by location, industry and skill; apply to them directly through Facebook; and then share the jobs to their social…Continue
Added by Becky Franzen on December 3, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments
LinkedIn (LI) polls are an undervalued feature of the platform. My latest blog post highlights their power to reach and engage people, as well as some of the benefits they can generate. The heart of the post is a checklist of 21 tips for creating and promoting LI polls, as well as sharing the results. Related LI resources (addressing individual…Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on October 8, 2012 at 11:56am — No Comments
LinkedIn releases "LinkedIn Endorsements," a system that lets users endorse the skills listed on a LinkedIn profile. Plus, Jim is a bit happy about returning for a new season of his show. Tune in to see for yourself.
When you reach out to connect with a new person on LinkedIn, there is a warning printed at the bottom of the screen: “Important: Only invite people you know well and who know you.” But, why?
I am a complete supporter of networking via social media, so I do not necessarily condone only connecting with people you know.
There are definite perks to adding…Continue
Added by Angela Gleichsner on September 20, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments
After almost five years, I have returned to the IT staffing industry in order to be a founding member and recruiter at Kranect. I have found the industry somewhat changed in that social media and technology have changed how people interact when it comes to jobs. For example when I was last recruiting, Twitter was barely in existence, Facebook was just becoming available to non-students, and LinkedIn wasn’t the recruiting tool it has become today. People were still on MySpace for goodness…Continue
LinkedIn is “the” top place for many recruiters and for many people I have met “LinkedIn” is almost equals “sourcing”. Everyone we had placed in the last year was initially contacted on LinkedIn.
We all agree on the importance of not spamming candidates and carefully reviewing their profiles before we reach out.
However, LinkedIn's nature is not fully understood by many, I think. Here's what I read on a blog post on ERE today: “Examine the resultant profile summaries…. “Red…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on September 5, 2012 at 5:15pm — No Comments
My top impression from the Australian sourcing…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on August 23, 2012 at 11:59pm — No Comments
We have seen reports of fake accounts on Facebook (about 15-20%), I am sure there are similar fake accounts at other social media websites.
I just saw this flagrant posting on a competing Social media site..Job postings such as this are on the rise on these social media groups, makes it a challenge for group owners to keep them away. Unfortunately…Continue
Added by Suresh on August 21, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
I love LinkedIn! It has been bringing us more matching candidates and business connections than everything else combined out there. For my own recruiting business LinkedIn accounts for 100% placed candidates in the last twelve months and a large chunk of sourcing information that I submit to others when sourcing.
Yet taking the full advantage of LinkedIn is not straightforward! There are numerous obstacles and misleading marketing messages, blogs, and tutorials. Some LinkedIn members…Continue
Earlier in the year I wrote about the lost generation of middle managers in retail whom face limited progression opportunities as a result of the recession. Since that article the redundancies have continued to flow thick and fast with all sorts of rumours about which retailer is going to collapse next. One might think that with all the doom and gloom in the market that the opportunities to develop your career are few and far between. However…
If you are ambitious and do want…Continue
Added by AdMore Recruitment on July 24, 2012 at 7:33am — No Comments
Jim Stroud interviews Mike Dwyer of Social RNA and discusses a case study where a client posted a video on their LinkedIn profile and scored some hires because of it. Tune in and check it out.
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Added by Jim Stroud on May 31, 2012 at 1:07pm — No Comments
Nice infographic from a Linkedin study in 2011. Linkedin is a great source of passive candidates and while it has many active job seekers for recruiters, the "not really looking" crowd does seem to be very engaged.....I found this to have some good info, while some of it is very obvious and well known...please comment!
Added by Noel Cocca on May 30, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments