Social Networking is a must for Jobseekers and Employers
A hot topic in recruiting is the use of social networks to find passive candidates or possible employees that are not looking for work. The idea is that over 80% of the people who could fill a job are not actively visiting workopolis.com or asking their friends if they know of anyone that is hiring. As a result 4 out of every 5 people won’t hear about great opportunities when they happen.
Social Network recruiting is the idea
of getting information about opportunities out to people on social networks where both job seekers and passive candidates can see these opportunities. This can also be reversed and passive job seekers can now be actively passive by setting up their work information on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Setting up your work information and professional interests allows companies to advertise jobs to you and allows your friends to network with you. The best way to find a job is to find people who do the type of work you would like to do or who work for the companies that employs those people.
DO NOT post how you hate your current job, or how you are off on worker’s compensation, or that you would like to kill your boss. You would be amazed at how many of my friends post negative things that would turn off any future co-workers who could recommend you.
The power of your network can be amazing. The average person has 120 friends on Facebook and they each have 120 friends. If you do the math that 14,400 people you can network with in a blink of an eye. So go ahead, ask if anyone knows a “Great X who works at a place that does X”, you be surprised at how quickly you’ll get a response.