Social media continues to be the flavor of the month with its potential to match job seekers with recruiters. This is a very nice article by Shayndi Raice. Shayndi (wow – already on first name basis – so recklessly bold of me) lays out 5 tips to get the most out of recruiting on Facebook.
But notice who the intended audience is? Ms. Raice wrote this article for recruiters, not you dear jobseekers (as Richard Bolles might put it), or as I might put it – you knuckleheads – only kidding – I love you guys – all 3 of you who read my blogs.
In the movie classic, Caddy Shack, Bill Murray’s character Carl Spacker says, “you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint.” Or in your case, it’s the recruiter.
Knowing where the recruiter spends his or her time looking for potential employees can help focus your efforts.
With that said, spend some time reading articles and/or websites made for recruiters and HR. Get some insight into how they think and what they do.
Facebook offers a potential gold mine for companies looking to hire. Here are some tips for doing it right.
Facebook Inc. is ready to friend more recruiters.
LinkedIn Corp. has long been the more dominant professional-networking site, where recruiters can buy access to the professional résumés of 120 million professionals. Although Facebook itself hasn’t created its own system to allow recruiters to search for job candidates based on work history or education, independent developers have moved in to fill the void.
Attracted by Facebook’s 800 million users, these developers have started to create software for recruiters that makes it easy to find candidates on Facebook. And some resourceful recruiters are coming up with their own ways of exploring the potential gold mine of talent on the site.