Wield LinkedIn As a Job Seeking Weapon!

17 Oct

So the government shutdown has ended (for now) and the debt ceiling has been extended (hooray). It only took three weeks of jabber and people not making money. Social Media is now the norm for spreading ideas and news during the government shutdown and it got us thinking about how social media is changing the way recruiters do business. There are so many resources for finding new candidates that recruiters of the past didn’t have access to that are huge tools to todays recruiters.

LinkedIn| Search Solution Group

Now how can social media be useful to YOU when you are applying for jobs and trying to get in touch with recruiters?

So you’ve applied for the position that you’re interested in online, but you want to do more than just sit around and wait for a recruiter to call you. Now is the time to leverage the power of social media by using LinkedIn.

  1. Jobs that are being filled by Search Solution Group will be advertised as such. Most often recruiters do not give the name of the company the position is with for confidentiality reasons. Once you have applied for the job through Search Solution Group, take the next step by connecting with the company and recruiters on Social Media
  2. Start out by introducing yourself to the recruiter and stating that you have applied online and are following up in order to state your interest in the position. Be sure to say specifically which position it is, how you match the job requirements, and how you are the top candidate for this role. Thank them for their time and that you look forward to working with them.
  3. Reaching out through social media is never a bad thing. Worst case scenario, you aren’t a good fit for the job and they pass. Best case scenario, you have the experience and qualities the recruiter is looking for and you become a candidate! If a recruiter has you as a candidate for one position but the hiring manager moves on to another candidate, that original recruiter will keep you in mind for future positions.

Being proactive about your job search is the top way to ensure that your career path is smooth and easy. Don’t let fear or doubt get in your way. Employers love a go-getter and if you have this attitude, you’ll be sitting behind a brand new desk in no time!

Be sure to Connect with Search Solution Group on LinkedIn, Like us on Facebook, and Follow us on Twitter!


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