LinkedIn launched via their blog an upgrade to contacts on LinkedIn last month and I have been eager to get my paws on it. I have literally just got the change and am getting my head around it now. Here’s some things I’ve spotted that if you’re a recruiter you’re going to LOVE!
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Hubspot (bless them) blogged this morning about Lead Generation cards for Twitter – I got so excited I nearly dropped my skinny decaf caramel macchiato with sugar free syrup! Advertising your role and getting applications just got REALLY easy.
Agile – a very C20th word – a word that many businesses would love to be. The connotation? Ease of movement, ease of transaction, planning, strategy, iteration (not irritation), future. Your clients are very likely to be either agile or would love to be – but they definitely expect you to be. Are you? Is your technology enabling this, or disabling your agility?
Thanks to @BullhornReach for hosting the webinar entitled: Social Recruiting: Debunking 7 Common Myths and Misconceptions.
I tackled 7 myths. Plus there were takeaways and tips for each of these topics. So, if you are a recruiter and use social media (ie. nearly ALL recruiters) there’s something in this webinar for you. Watch it here…
I often blog tips for recruiters to help them with their option paralysis and here’s one tip I really think more recruiters should adopt: think like candidates… (walking into an interview like an Egyptian may just freak them out!)
I was in a meeting with a client recently and a member of the team was really keen on creating groups – almost one for every day of the week. This really isn’t a strategy, so I wanted to share my ten commandments for LinkedIn groups.
Many recruiters like a good poke! A quick “want a job?” nudge which statistically is unlikely to result in a responsive candidate is usual, acceptable activity for the many a recruiter. They see it as a great way of attracting attention. It’s also a great way of annoying your ideal contact base.