15 Ways How LinkedIn Can Help Recruiters

by Jan & Bert

If you are a recruiter or are responsible for hiring new employees, these are the benefits LinkedIn can bring you:

1. Identifying the right candidates (finding their profile)

2. Receiving introductions or referrals to potential employees (via the introductions tool or via a Magic Mail)

3. Discovering the relationships between potential employees and other contacts (see the connections in their profiles)

4. Discovering the relationships between your colleagues from the same and other departments and potential employees (see the connections in their profiles)

5. Discovering information about potential employees which makes the conversations online and offline easier (reading their profile)

6. Maintaining the relationship with potential employees (Personal contacts, Discussions in Groups and answering questions in Answers)

7. Visibility for you as recruiter and for your organisation (employer branding) and personal branding (your personal and company profile not only on LinkedIn, but also in the Search Engines like Google, contributions in Answers and in Discussions)

8. Make yourself be perceived as an expert (contributions in Answers and in Discussions and Expert points)

9. Word of mouth publicity (receiving recommendations and people telling about you in Discussions, mention you as the expert in Answers or talking about you outside of LinkedIn)

10. Getting recommendations which are visible to potential employees (recommendations written by other people which can’t be modified by you which makes them stronger)

11. Finding the right groups and organisations to be member of, both online and offline (via the profiles of people from your network)

12. Picking up trends in the marketplace (Discussions in the groups of your peers and in the groups of people with the profile you are looking for)

13. Getting notifications when someone changes something in their profile, this is a trigger to see if a contact who didn’t qualify for a job in the past, might be a good candidate now (network updates)

14. Posting a Job (via "Post a Job" and in Groups)

15. LinkedIn has also special tools for recruiting: Hiring Solutions.

To your success !

Jan and Bert

PS: an organization gets the best results when combining these tips for recruiters with a strategy to include all other employees as well!

PPS: an overview of passive, active and proactive strategies you can use to find a new job, can be found in "Chapter 16: How to REALLY Use LinkedIn to Find New Employees" of the book "How to REALLY use LinkedIn". You can download it for FREE!

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