Life of the Recruiter #EpisodeThree

As recruiters spend a majority of time searching for candidates, I thought I would share how this looks, and the steps I take.

LinkedIn Recruiter – a great benefit is that the candidate can’t see that I’m stalking them. Select the candidates I’d like to contact, but first…

Facebook¬†– Get a good understanding of college life, follow relationships, take some wedding pointers from their album and maybe even shed a tear at the birth of their first child. At this stage, I start to feel really connected. Next…

Twitter – Take a quick look at who they follow and retweet. Get a sense of their interests. At this stage, I’m feeling quite comfortable that I know my candidate really well, but just to be sure…

Instagram – My heart melts! baby pics, a new house, new car, awesome holidays. I just know that I will love this candidate.

I send an inmail, wait a little while, and then decide to make the bold move of switching over the standard LinkedIn, and viewing their profile. Yup, I’m now visible for all to see. We start a conversation and then arrange to meet for coffee.

I begin by asking how his daughter is finding pre-school, enquire if his mom has recovered from her knee op, and how his wife’s pregnancy is going. The candidate looks at me with pure fear in his eyes… says he needs the loo, and never returns.

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