The impact of social media on the recruiting landscape has been truly seismic. We've written about this at great length elsewhere*, so the purpose of this blog is very simply to share the following great insights from Jobjuice.
If you're a candidate who's been doubting the value of engaging more extensively via social media, this infographic should certainly have you sitting up and paying attention. From the high percentages of recruiters using social media in their recruiting efforts, to the impact that social media research is having upon their hiring decisions, there can be little doubt as to the pervasiveness of the technology amongst recruiters today.
There are many things candidates can take from this data - besides the sheer need to have a social media presence in the first place. Chief amongst these I would stress the scope for candidates to be proactive in their job search efforts... and the overwhelming importance of genuinely engaging via social media, allowing your personality to shine through and ensuring the recipient of your approaches feel like theirs is the company you'd really like to join (rather than just one of many you've fired your application off to)
* I could add many lengthy blogs we've written on the impact of social media on recruitment, but the two I would draw candidates' attention to the most are:
At Social Hire, we don't just do social.
What the Social Hire gang loves is making a difference for our clients, and we don't want to waste your, or our resources on marketing for marketing's sake, if it doesn't get your organisation the impression you need - we take a different approach. When your business utilises social media management, Social Hire improve the presence of your company online and offer your business the lift it needs to improve.
Our team of managers are a team that assists our partners improve their digital presence by producing online marketing services on a regular basis. Our service is transparent and economical, which ensures that you get a great service and results that make a difference when you utilise our services. We arrange many different marketing services for enterprises from small businesses to large corporations to help make the most of of your company's digital and social marketing.
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