Welcome back! We are here, once more, to help you avoid a few recruiting mistakes many make while using LinkedIn to find candidates for available positions! Be sure to visit back with our previous post, here, if you missed it!
Not Giving or Asking for Recommendations
According to LinkedIn.com, “A recommendation is a comment written by a LinkedIn member to recognize or commend a colleague, business partner, or student. Viewers of your profile often view the recommendations you’ve received on your profile to see what others have to say about your work. The best recommendations come from people who value your work, services or products, such as managers, colleagues, co-workers, customers, and clients. Hiring managers and people searching for new customers and business partners prefer to work with people who come recommended by someone they know and trust. There’s no limit to the number of recommendations you can request or give.”
Making sure you have asked for recommendations should be #1 on your list. In addition, go through your connections and offer recommendations to them, as well. You’ll be more likely to get them when you’re giving back. While these recommendations aren’t totally reliable, they are a great way for users to get a good idea of how competent, trustworthy and reliable your business is. In addition, this section will become the sales page for your business. It’s a tool you can use to show the world how professional and valuable the company is.
Failing to Factor in Industry and Job Type
When searching for candidates, don’t forget to filter via industry and job type. Using skills and experience alone might offer an overwhelming amount of applicants that aren’t quite right for the job. Making sure you filter by industry and job type, plus skills and experience will result in qualified workers in all fields.
Using these tips, combined with ones from our previous post will help you maximize your recruiting efforts on LinkedIn. Once you have an idea of who you’d like to recruit, be sure to implement software to help with the overall hiring process!
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