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Why Are Recruiters Playing LinkedIn Hide And Seek?

As a recruiter or a sourcer, you want people (applicants, candidates, referrals etc) to find you, don’t you? You are at the very least using LinkedIn and maybe even some other social networks, so it isn’t as if you are being bashful with your digital presence, is it? So why are so many recruiters still playing […]

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Recruiters: Why Are You Not Using Facebook Graph Search?

  Hands-up if you subscribe to the theory, ‘Facebook is rubbish for recruiting’. Well you won’t be the only one, the majority of recruiters I come across seem to adopt this approach to the world’s largest social network. For many (especially Europeans), it is ‘private’ and restricted to their friends and family, and they leave […]

LinkedIn impostor

Interesting Update > How Many LinkedIn Impostors Are You Connected To?

  Do you really know who you are connecting to on LinkedIn? I just want to share a LinkedIn invite I received this week that highlights something on LinkedIn, that you need to be aware of – impostors, fraudsters, spammers or whatever they choose to call themselves – do actually exist on the popular professional […]

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How Do You Approach A New Candidate For The First Time About A Job?

What do you open with when approaching a candidate for the first time, trying to get them interested in the new job your client/line manager has given you? Salary? Opportunity? Location? Company? Project content? And how exactly do you do this? Do you send them job details  via email? InMail? Text? Voicemail? Tweet? Facebook? Do you call […]

My BBC Film: How To Sell Your Skills Online

Last year I was asked by the BBC to make a short film for BBC WebWise – their website for sharing different advice online. The director wanted me to explain to viewers how social media can help people better present themselves, to aid their job searching online. With companies and recruiters now using sites like LinkedIn, […]

Social Media Assumptions Are Costly

Stop Relying On LinkedIn InMails And Use These Contact Methods Instead.

  What would your boss say if you had a 75% failure rate? Would they be happy? Turn it around the other way (in other words, spin it) – you are successful 25% of the time – would that make it anymore palatable? Well that is what LinkedIn sales people are doing – saying that […]