Social Media Management 101 for Recruiters

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As Recruiters, we are already online a lot – we work with online job postings and interact with potential candidates on social media. However, in this “connected” day and age, every Recruiter would benefit from taking further steps by incorporating basic social marketing skills and tools into his or her daily practice. Social Media Management Tools share content across multiple social accounts, …

Mobile Sourcing: Barely Touched

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While we see an occasional post about obtaining a list of conference attendees from an app, I don’t think “mobile sourcing” has gotten the attention it deserves. Mobile Recruiting has a great quick definition in a Smashfly post: “Deliver a mobile-responsive candidate experience, leverage SMS campaigns and capture leads from mobile devices at events.” However, if we step back from “recruiting” to …

Texting by Emailing for Recruiting

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Following up on last year’s Arron Daniels guest post Texting While Sourcing, let’s take a closer look at texting in Sourcing and Recruiting. Texting is about to become common practice in our industry. Job Candidate Preferences for Recruiter Text Messaging, a post by Brian Westfall, quotes as many as 60% of recruiters texting candidates. Unsurprisingly, most candidates under 25 years of age …

Three Ways to Raise Candidate Response Rates

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Personalizing messages to potential candidates is one of the widely accepted best practices, and rightly so. However, writing personal emails is not enough to get a high response rate. Most working professionals rarely even see, let alone open messages from recruiters. I.e. most recipients stop before they have a chance to see that personalized email; sometimes, before they see the …

Sourcing Challenge – Answers, Results, and Thoughts

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The latest Sourcing Contest got lots of attention. More than a thousand people read the post; it has been one of the top reads on my blog in the last couple of weeks. More than a dozen people reached out to me privately or posted in online discussions, twitter (etc.) that they are: extremely busy right now don’t have access to …

Resumes That Go Into the No-Humans Land

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Let’s now see what happens with resumes and other documents that LinkedIn members upload if they opt-out of sharing on Slideshare. (See the beginning of the exploration on attached resumes in my previous post.) In this case, the resume still goes to Slideshare, but not under the user’s account, since the user had opted out. The user has no further control over …

The Adventures of Joe’s LinkedIn Resume

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LinkedIn profiles are often considered to be “new resumes.” It’s true, that if a professional fully fills out her LinkedIn profile, that profile works instead of a traditional resume, at least at the beginning stages of interviewing, at many companies. That is one of the innovations LinkedIn has brought into the area of recruiting, quite a game changer! One the other …

The Fastest Ever Way to Uncover Hidden Names

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LinkedIn shows very little information about members who are out of our networks, even for those of us who pay for premium personal accounts. This brand new method to uncover the real name, when we see “LinkedIn Member” instead, and view the full profile takes about ONE SECOND to execute. Here is how it works. Take a very, very careful look …

A Close Look at “Open to New Opportunities”

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Signaling that one is “Open to New Opportunities” without alarming your boss is certainly a good idea for a job seeker. Recently, LinkedIn introduced this feature. If you are a job seeker, there are a couple of things to be aware of here. (1) The signal you send gets only to LinkedIn Recruiter product subscribers. That subscription is quite expensive. For …