For Employers: How to Leverage LinkedIn for Finding Prospective Job Candidates

LinkedIn can be a powerful tool for employers to use in their search for potential job candidates. Now, with LinkedIn’s new recruitment-specific features, you can identify and communicate with potential candidates much easier than ever before. With LinkedIn’s current features for recruiters you can create more personalized messages, refine search results based on keywords that describe your ideal traits for candidates, and search for candidates by location, employment history, university attended, and other factors. LinkedIn’s Recruiter Services are taking much of the hassle and guesswork out of finding the right candidates for potential employees by allowing recruiters to post jobs and recruit, and hire candidates.

Search Smarter

In the past, searching for job candidates has been a lengthy, tiresome process. The turnaround time for communication was long, and the results were often difficult to predict and rely on. Now, with LinkedIn’s user-friendly recruitment features, you can cut down on the clutter and get down to business. One of the ways LinkedIn makes the recruitment process easier is a customized candidate search. You can refine your search by location, school, employment history, organization, and job title. You can also add search alerts to your profile to inform you about candidates who fit your requirements for an open position. These features are helpful when you’re deciding which candidates might be a good fit for your organization and which candidates to omit from consideration.

Keep Up with Your Connections

Staying in touch with your connections on LinkedIn is a valuable way to find qualified candidates. By noticing what your connections are up to professionally, you can see what their current needs are based on their activity. Joining skills-based groups and monitoring group discussions can yield excellent results because you’ll have firsthand knowledge about how much of a contributor a candidate has the potential to be. You can also make connections directly from group discussions and keep your pulse on promising candidates and their availability.

Use InMail to Connect with Prospective Candidates

One way to reach out to just about any LinkedIn member is to use the InMail feature. InMail is great because it allows you to send email messages to people outside of your professional network, helping you to extend your search. Although the number of InMails you’re allowed to send is often limited by which subscription you choose, this feature can be highly useful. If you decide to pay the fee a for the LinkedIn Recruiter Corporate Edition account, you should find 50 InMails on your account per month.

Takeaways

Using LinkedIn streamlines the recruitment process by making it faster and more user-friendly than other resources. By using LinkedIn in your recruitment process, you’ll have the ability to identify and screen potential job candidates more easily and more quickly than ever before, and you can analyze your potential candidates more comprehensively than ever before based on refined searches and activity. Taking advantage of these features will make prospecting easier and more effective for both you and the company you’re recruiting for.

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