Tips for effective online headhunting

Tips for effective online headhunting

Today’s recruiters are following new generation recruitment strategies and they have opened new vistas in selecting candidates. Recruiters need to work on internet based recruiting methods with the use of technical tools and select the candidates form available database. Below are the effective ways to connect with candidates which are used by recruiters.

Effective usage of social media: Social media is gaining importance and many recruiters are using social media as an important tool for recruitment. LinkedIn and Twitter are the important tools for reaching the candidates. Linked In will help you to find potential candidates, you can search for employees based on references from people who recommend candidates and ask your network or selected professionals to find a qualified candidate. Employees can also improve their network to reach the potential candidates for jobs. You can read the profile details of the candidates who are following you and to whom you are following. An employer can also tweet the job openings they have. An updated tool in twitter is Twellow, which is the directory of public twitter accounts and various categories made available to users. It will help you to find out the people as per your profile requirement. You can search people on URLs, Categories and keywords.

Job postings: Career portals are struggling to get maximum job postings, now job portals are also offering free job postings to reach the maximum audience. The idea is to give recruiters a free trial run on how the website operates. Recruiters can also find other smaller but niche websites that will offer them free job posts to increase their reach. Company websites are most important source of job postings to increase the reach. Many companies are not having effective career page in their website and not utilizing it properly. Career page of a company should talk about the benefits it’s offered and work culture it proposes to the employees. Update your website regularly with the details of latest opening available in company and required profile details and closing dates to apply for the postings.

Network: Recruiters usually network with industry and corporate people through industry fair sand trade shows to reach maximum people. Reach them through news letters and emails with updated information about your company and requirements.

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