5 Tips for LinkedIn Jedi Masters (and Recruiters)


Recruiters need more of the 3Cs – candidates, clients and colleagues.  Jedi need more rebels to help them defeat The Empire!  I often compare Recruiters to Jedi – they both use dark forces to control the universe!  And they both have some significant tech at their disposal which can make a massive difference.

Follow these Jedi tricks for Recruiting Smarter with LinkedIn

Being a Star Wars fan at Barclay Jones may not be a prerequisite, but it goes along way if you hate movies 1-3! And with Star Wars Day being an annual event (like International Recruiter’s Day) I’ve penned some power user (Jedi) tricks for Recruiters using LinkedIn:

  • Get your Profile Headline actually saying what you do rather than what’s on your business card – Recruiter at ABC Resourcing means nothing and is likely to be missed in favour of “Specialist in SAP Recruitment, working across the UK with SAP Contractors” – god forbid you actually come up in candidate searches…!

But how could they be jamming us if they don’t know… that we’re… coming?

  • Increase your sector-specific contacts – the global average for recruiters is 650… poor “must try harder”.  Spend 10 mins a day looking for the coffees you want to have with clients and candidates and make it happen – don’t just source for the vacancy you have today. Your clients and candidates expect (and pay) you to be better than them.

Do, or do not do. There is no try.

  • Running a crap group? Shut it down or gear it up – don’t let it dangle.

What a piece of junk!

  • Attract the followers of your clients’ company pages – 71% of them are candidates wanting to work there (according to stats from LinkedIn). Post something there or comment on their content.

Travelling through hyperspace ain’t like dustin’ crops, boy!

  • Save your searches (3 for people, 10 for jobs and if you have paid for accounts even more). Get the data coming to you – you’re not measured on how long you spend on LinkedIn!

The ability to speak does not make you intelligent. Now get out of here.

Then read my Inbound Sales Blog – some flipping fantastic hacks in there for recruiters who want to jump to light speed, but don't have a Millennium Falcon (or a Wookie!)

I was going to end this blog with “may the force be with you” but that would be just too obvious, instead,

This is Red 5, I’m going in.

(If I’m honest, I feel a little dirty now!) “And I thought they smelled bad on the outside.” #StarWars

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