Super Easy Tips for Recruiting on Linkedin

How to Find Your Next Great Employee Using LinkedIn

Trying to find your next All Star employee?

The good news is, LinkedIn can be an effective and wonderful tool to source for prime candidates. Around 20% of the fully employed workforce are active job seekers. LinkedIn offers a 280 million+ network. You can easily find millions of passive candidates that turn into active candidates once you share your opportunity with them. Unfortunately, a large majority of

LinkedIn members opt to not include their personal contact number/primary E-Mail address on their LinkedIn profile. So, how can you, the employer use this tool to aid in your search? LinkedIn

Tips
1. Join LinkedIn Groups

  • If you join LinkedIn Groups that focus on job seekers, consultants and contractors you can easily expand your network
  • Identify active group members who fit into your hiring criteria
  • Start a conversation with these potential candidates by commenting on their posts or reaching out to them directly
  • Start a jobs discussion in the groups you belong to (especially groups related to the specific industry your potential employee would work in)
  • Don’t forget to ask for referrals!

    2. Send InMail to Potential Candidates
  • P.s. You don't need an INmail if they are already connected to you.  If the INmail recipient replies, you get the credit back to your account (at least in Sales Navigator)
  • Keep your messages short and to the point
  • Don’t start out by asking them if they’re looking for a new position, you might scare them away. Explain to the candidate that you came across their profile on LinkedIn and saw something that caught your attention
  • Find something unique, and strike up a conversation (build a rapport! They will be more apt to converse with you if you do so)
  • Follow up!

3. Search on LinkedIn

  • Use this section to find keywords unique to active candidates
  • After identifying the specific skills and experience necessary for a role, conduct a free search
  • Use LinkedIn search filters like location, industry and current company to find your target candidates
  • Consider the following criteria when you create a search on LinkedIn: ✓ Title: Be sure to try some different words for the same job
  • ✓ Keywords: In this area, you can get very creative, using things like specialty software, skills, specific industries, territories or regions of the company ✓ Company field: Put your competitors name(s) here (you can choose current, past or both based on your desire to hire someone


4. Let LinkedIn Search For You

  • After creating a search that includes everything you’re looking for in a candidate, save it to get automatic notifications when new results come in
  • This can be particularly helpful, especially when you’re hiring for similar roles on a regular basis


5. Update Your Status

  • Post a status update to ask your network if they know anyone who might be qualified for the position you’re attempting to fill
  • To get additional exposure, you can ask a few of your most connected coworkers or friends to “like” the post (this will get the post in front of all their connections in addition to yours)

6. Company Status Update

  • On your company page, post a similar status update
  • This will share the information with all the followers of your company page
  • Much like with your personal status update, the more people who “like” your status, the more free exposure you will get

7. Company Followers

  • Make it a point to regularly review the list of your company followers
  • By simply taking a look at who’s following you, you may be able to find someone who will be a great asset to your team 8. Job Discussion
  • Start a jobs discussion in the groups you belong to (especially groups related to the specific industry your potential employee would work in)
  • By simply taking a look at who’s following you, you may be able to find someone who will be a great asset to your team

 

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