What Everybody Ought to Know About Social Media Recruitment

Social media recruitment does not have to be difficult, after you learn the things you ought to know.

Start with three key players in social media recruitment: LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Social Media RecruitmentWith billions of users, the “big hitters” of social media recruitment, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, have become a natural draw both recruiters and candidates.

Job seekers can get the latest information on new opportunities, while (ideally) employers get to choose from the best talent.

Although there are many advantages in social media recruitment, like timeliness and reach, there are also significant disadvantages. Understanding the drawbacks in social media recruitment can help you customize your hiring strategy for your needs, and make the most from each platform.

The downsides of social media recruitment—and how to overcome them:

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Job Search Tip for 2013? Social Networking!


In 2013, you can be sure of one thing; getting a new job will start and ends with social media. Both job seekers and employers already take advantage of social networks; either through career sites, job boards or with cloud-based hiring tools like Ovation Technologies.

Job seekers connect with employers to be “in the know” for hot new jobs; employers use social media to reach out to top talent and passive candidates.

There is no doubt; the main theme of 2013 will be social media recruitment.

If you understand exactly how important social media has become to the recruiting process, you will appreciate this infographic Visual.ly. It outlines where most job seekers are doing their social networking.

Use this as a blueprint, so employers and hiring managers can discover top talent. The statistics cited on the infographic, the young males 18 to 29-years-old are doing the most social networking. Thirty percent of women use Facebook to social network as opposed to nearly three –quarters (70 percent) of men. This is also true for high-income earners, where most job seekers on Twitter have an income of $100,000 or more.

The infographic will help you learn more about how job seekers navigate social networking. Let these insights help you easily find top talent.

Infographic after the jump…

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Four No-Fail Social Media Hiring Tips

This is icon for social networking website. Th...Need to hire an employee fast? Social media has straightforward, effective and inexpensive (or FREE) ways to reach out to qualified candidates.

More than 90 percent of companies are using social media to find new employees, according to a recent Jobvite study. The most popular: Twitter and Facebook and LinkedIn.

If you’re up to the challenges presented by recruitment, here are four no-fail tips for using social media to find your next superstar employee:

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Social Capabilities Builds in Recruiting Software Builds

Over the past several months, software vendors across the industry have announced social-recruiting releases and acquisitions.

By Sarah Fister Gale for Workforce.com:

WorkforceRecruiters aren’t the only ones who see the business benefit of social media.

Human resources software vendors are rapidly building or buying social-recruiting tools to take advantage of this burgeoning talent trend.

Over the past several months, software vendors across the industry have announced social recruiting releases and acquisitions. Among the software giants, Oracle Corp. announced plans to acquire SelectMinds, a cloud-based social recruiting system that finds talent by tapping into employee and alumni social connections; and IBM Corp. acquired Kenexa Corp., an HR software and services company that has a “candidate relationship management” tool that focuses on social recruiting.

Recruiters across industries know that referrals generally deliver the best candidates, and now thanks to social media sites, they are cheaper and easier to find.

At the same time, Cornerstone OnDemand Inc., SumTotal Systems Inc. and startup Ovation Technologies added new social-recruiting tools and features to their own offerings to help companies scan internal and external social networks for candidates, target specific candidate types in different networks, and make it easier for employees to refer candidates in their networks.

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Job Search Stuck In Neutral? Do This NOW!

Stuck In Neutral? Do this NOW!
Stuck In Neutral? Do this NOW!

Every game has a break in the action, the slack moments when little goes on.

Job searches are no different; there will be periods of downtime, with no forward movement toward the next phase of your career.

Stuck in neutral?  Here are three main job search areas to focus on NOW.

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Demand for IT Professionals [Infographic]

From Cisco via Visual.ly.

This infographic illustrates how IT professionals are enjoying a continuously increasing demand for their services due to the industry’s constant evolution with advancements such as social networks and mobile applications: Continue reading “Demand for IT Professionals [Infographic]”