How Recruiters Track You On Social Media

by • January 29, 2015 • Experts TalkComments Off on How Recruiters Track You On Social Media6249

Recruiters use social media to find candidates. This is probably not big news to you. In fact, 73% of recruiters admit to have hired a candidate through social media. What I will remind you of, however, is how 93% of hiring managers will check you out on social media before deciding to offer you the job.

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So what do recruiters and hiring managers look for, and more importantly, where do they look? What tactics do they use to track candidates online?

Well, LinkedIn is definitely the place where they will try to find candidates. But other social networks like Facebook and Twitter, as well as personal blogs are also under the radar of recruiters.

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How Recruiters Use Social Media

  • – 93% of recruiters keep tabs on potential candidates using LinkedIn
  • – Hiring managers prefer LinkedIn than Facebook to post job offers
  • – Recruiters use Twitter to generate referrals and showcase openings

Why You Should Keep A Good Profile

  • – 55% of hiring managers have reconsidered a candidate based on their social media profiles
  • – 66% of hiring managers are put off by  poor grammar and spelling on social media
  • – 1 in 6 said that strong political affiliation on social media was a reason not to recruit

How Social Media Facilitates Recruitment

  • – Tracking candidates on social decreases the time-to-hire
  • – Social media has brought an increase in candidate quality and quantity
  • – Online platforms have made it much easier to obtain referrals

What The Future Of Social Recruiting Looks Like

  • – 69% of recruiters expect competition to increase in 2015
  • – 70% of recruiters plan to increase their investment in social recruiting
  • LinkedIn will remain the number 1 platform for recruiters

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