As recruiting professionals working in the technology sector, we are extraordinarily aware of the importance of social media in recruitment strategies. This is true for both recruiters and candidates. As a candidate for a career move, are you taking full advantage of what social media can do for you?
To be effective recruiters of people for our clients, we are actively involved in social media activity each day. We update our Facebook and Twitter accounts with news, career advice, and open positions and we continually qualify prospective candidates for our new opportunities. Social media enables us to quickly interact with job seekers, efficiently communicating new opportunities, and offering all parties the convenience of sharing needed information on these platforms.
To best take advantage of social media, the starting point is to get familiar and create accounts on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. If you have already done so, that’s great; always be aware that it is highly likely recruiters will actively research and read your profiles. There are a few things you should be careful about:
These are just the basics form a recruiter’s social media evaluation. Manage your online image by using applications like Reppler, which grades your postings across all networks and scores your status updates.
Social media is an opportunity to stand out from the crowd and showcase your professional expertise and image. Beside your technical expertise, employers will always place a high value on having a well-rounded addition to their team. At Relational IT, we believe that social media is a great engagement tool for both recruiters and candidates, but it requires careful planning, and ongoing strategy and commitment.
We look forward to your comments and please share your experience, tips and tricks that can be beneficial to others. Moreover, if you are an IT professional looking for positions in Cloud Computing, CRM, Energy IT, Healthcare IT, or the hottest Mobile development technologies, check out our career section and contact us for career advice. We look forward to hearing from you!