How Social Media is Used for Recruiting

If you’re on the hunt for a job, you’re probably aware that recruiters and potential employers are on social media checking out your social media profiles.

You may have gotten this advice 1 million times already, but it’s worth repeating. Be sure to clean your social accounts up, and make yourself look like the presentable person employers want to hire – not the person who holds the school record for keg stands.

Another thing to remember is that social media can work both ways.

While employers check your social profiles out, you should be having a look at theirs too. You can learn a lot about a company and its culture by how they use social media. Check out our article on social recruiting tips, and you’ll see how companies like Zappos, Starbucks and UPS use social media to show people what it’s like to work for them.

You can also learn more about recruiting, from the eyes of a recruiter, with this post from Careermetis.

Below, we’ve got an infographic for you that shows how social recruiting can be used by companies and recruiters to attract candidates. If you’re a fan of Office Space, you’ll especially like this one.

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Yeaahh… we hope you enjoyed that, and learned a little something about how how recruiters and companies see and use social media to attract talent. Want to learn more about how recruiters see hiring?

Check out this Slideshare by Careermetis about headhunting.

Getting the view from the other perspective can help you understand how to better present yourself, and prepare to get your next job.

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Author: Adam Seabrook

Adam Seabrook is Co-Founder of Betterteam (a recruitment platform for small businesses). Before Betterteam Adam spent 10 years recruiting for companies like Google, Atlassian, Dell, Symantec, Coca-Cola, Bigcommerce, and Oracle. He lives in Sydney, Australia. View all posts by Adam Seabrook

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