In the old days (like 3 or 4 years ago), as recruiters narrowed down a list of candidates, they would walk step-by-step through the best recruiting method available to them: Do a face-to-face interview Check references hand-picked by the candidate Rely partly on instinct, and partly on hope that the candidate was sincere during the interview process Make an largely uninformed hiring decision Ultimately, this process didn’t allow recruiters any objective insight into candidates… other than what they were told. Social media changed all that. And smart job seekers are taking full advantage. Social media gives savvy recruiters and hiring
In the past, there was always a question of the value of social media in recruiting. Based on this year’s 2013 Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey, however, it is clear hiring managers believe social recruiting is more than worthwhile. With 94% of recruiters using social media for recruiting and community building, the bigger question now isn’t if employers are using social media in their hiring practice, but how… Start with LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter For starters, according to the survey, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter continue to be the social media outlets recruiters use most. They use LinkedIn 93 percent of the time
To gain an advantage in your job search, you must know how and what recruiters think as they evaluate job seekers. In 2013, that means understanding the extensive role social media plays in the recruiting process.
Take a look at this thorough infographic from Jobvite that detaisl how recruiters utilize social media… and then use this information to manage and improve your social media presence. Your goal: become a more “socially acceptable” candidate!
For recruiters, LinkedIn has changed the face of recruiting. The site is a gold min for employers… a must-use option to find the best candidates.
Check out this interesting infographic by Masters-in-Human-Resources.org to find out why recruiters love Linkedin. After all, when you know why recruiters see LinkedIn as a go-to site, you’ll know how to best optimize your profile, get noticed… and get hired…
Human resources is the art of working with humans (hence the name). And anyone concerned with dealing with today’s humans had better be prepared to also deal with social media. Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ are now ubiquitous platforms that are not satisfied being confined to our private lives.
So for streamlining your responsibilities at work, and moving your own career along, check out these 40 crucial pointers about incorporating social media into your life as an HR pro.
By now, you know recruiters and hiring managers are checking you out on social media.
However, most job seekers seem to think we’re only looking for keg-stand pics or some other arbitrary reason not to hire you; bad-mouthing your old boss, for example.
And they would be wrong. When recruiters – some of whom have these social media reference checks down to a science – look into your social media, they are looking at much more than just your character (and some of it is just downright scary)…