If you’re beginning to think every one is using LinkedIn to source candidates, you’re close to right.
Nearly every survey on source of hire or use of social media by recruiters shows LinkedIn to be a key part of the mix; often it leads all the listed social media sites. The company itself reported adding 2,400 customers in just the last quarter of 2012, bringing the total to 16,400 organizations under contract.
Now comes a Bullhorn survey to report that of the 160,000 registered users on Bullhorn Reach, 97% use LinkedIn to source candidates. That’s not as surprising as it might seem at first glance.
Bullhorn Reach is a freemium site specifically for managing a social media program and posting jobs to the sites and to some job boards. Bullhorn Reach users are all committed to at least some level of social media interaction.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor
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By now, we’ve all heard about how employers scope out the Tweets and Facebook profiles of job seekers to winnow down the field of applicants. But job seekers may be surprised to hear just how many recruiters now use social media throughout the hiring process. Perhaps more surprising still, most recruiters are apparently checking for … Continue reading »
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: Social media circles can reveal a lot about a candidate. With the pervasive, worldwide adoption of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, job seekers know that the all-important first impression is potentially made well before the first interview. But just how many hiring managers browse social media profiles, and what types of … Continue reading »
Maybe you’ve heard before that employment recruiters use LinkedIn in the same way that web surfers use Google: to search for the information they need. In the case of recruiters, what is needed are candidates that match the profile being sought. I am one such recruiter. Sounds simple, right? Well in reality this is fraught … Continue reading »
LinkedIn | Most overused profile words | Most Important Part of Your Profile | Mistakes Killing Credibility
Most overused LinkedIn profile words of 2011: creative, organizational, effective – PC Advisor If you were really as “creative” as your resume claims, you’d use different terminology to showcase your skills, according to LinkedIn’s 2011 list of most overused words and phrases. The online professional network, whose membership has ballooned from 85 million a year … Continue reading»
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