8 Ways Social Recruiters Use Social Media To Find Your Personal Brand

Do headhunters find your background and value appealing? Or, is your head in the sand with your personal brand?

If you grew up when televisions were black and white, you probably saw many Tarzanepisodes where he was saving a jungle visitor from lions, tigers and … headhunters.

Flash ahead to today and many job seekers want to run to headhunters, or recruiters, insteadof running from them. However, not all recruiters find your ‘head‘ appetizing, or even know thatit‘s there! They are not hungry for your background for a number controllable (by you) reasons.

Many potential candidates unconsciously stick their head and career highlights in the sand  – making their personal brand unfindable by those looking for their type. Understanding howrecruiters hunt, will help you bolster your personal reputation to be found, considered andconverted by a contingency or corporate recruiter!

8 Ways Social Recruiters Use Social Media To Find Your Personal Brand

  1. Recruiters Use Social. 93 percent of recruiters currently use or plan to use socialnetworks to support their recruiting efforts.
  2. Social Recruiting Spend Is Increasing. 73 percent of companies planned to increasetheir investment in social recruiting in 2014.
  3. Companies Hire Directly From Social Media. 73 percent of companies havesuccessfully hired candidates via social media, with 79 percent of those hires coming via LinkedIn, 26 percent via Facebook and 14 percent via Twitter.
  4. Recruiters Use LinkedIn. Job Seekers Use Facebook. Facebook is the social network ofchoice for job seekers, at 86 percent, but LinkedIn attracts 94 percent of recruiters,compared with 66 percent for Facebook.
  5. Just About All Recruiters And Hiring Companies Review A Candidate’s Social Profile and Personal Brand. 93 percent of recruiters review candidates’ social media profilesbefore making hiring decisions.
  6. Over Half Of Companies Reconsidered Hiring Decisions Based On Social Media Profiles. 55 percent of companies have reconsidered hiring candidates based on theirsocial media profiles, with 61 percent of those reconsiderations not resulting in a job offer.
  7. Bad Grammar On Social Media Means Bad First Impressions. Recruiters frown uponpoor spelling and grammar (66 percent), profanity (63 percent) and indications of druguse (83 percent.)
  8. Social Media Enables A Candidate’s Personal Brand To Stand Our From The Crowd.44 percent of recruiters who have implemented social recruiting have seenimprovements in the quality of candidates, while 44 percent have seen a higher quantityof clients and 34 percent have experienced quicker times to hire,

Source: JobVite

With the ‘write’ personal branding recipe, you can get the attention of the social recruiting headhunters and hiring companies. Your profile highlights, good grammar and interesting content will serve you up as a tasty and hirable dish.

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