Section 4: Tracking Recruiters and LinkedIn
By: Linda Van Valkenburgh, MS, CCMC, CJSS, CSMCS, CELDC, EQ Certified
To ensure success in their job search, prospective candidates need to learn how to use LinkedIn effectively as a powerful tool for tracking recruiters and identifying the most suitable positions. There are several steps that one can take to ensure they gain the maximum benefit from this invaluable platform.
The first is to find relevant contacts by using keyword searches such as ‘recruiter’ or ‘hiring manager’, and then narrowing down using advanced search options like location and industry. This will enable job seekers to follow recruiters who post new openings on their profiles, enabling them to stay up-to-date with vacancies that could be right for them.
It is also important to create a tracking system so users can keep an organized list of all their recruiter connections, including any messages sent or received. In addition, it’s helpful if they have notes on conversations with potential employers so that they can refer back if needed.
Lastly, understanding what recruiters actually do is essential when reaching out about possible opportunities or events they may be attending. Recruitment professionals are responsible for finding qualified individuals for certain positions and negotiating offers between companies and hopefuls alike; as well as managing candidate databases, reviewing resumes and monitoring hiring trends within different industries or organizations. By familiarizing oneself with these activities, job hunters will be better prepared when contacting recruiters about new positions.
By following these steps and utilizing LinkedIn strategically, job seekers can use tracker recruiting efforts to increase the likelihood of landing the perfect role in this competitive market!
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