Tag Archives: Recruiting

Social Media For Hiring Is At An All-Time High – Infographic

It is no news that social media is a tool for companies to screen their candidates. While some companies are still living in the dark ages, the number of active “social media recruiters” is rising. Check the facts and numbers about social media recruiting and if you are a candidate, make sure you fit in. No drugs, sex and rock’n roll on your diverse social media outlets. Continue reading

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Post-financial crisis, investment banks are looking for employees with softer skills, like client empathy: http://t.co/8lfqFmp59z — Financial Times (@FT) June 24, 2013

Facebook Graph Search And Social Recruiting – Infographic

In order to demonstrate some best practices for social recruiting with Facebook Graph Search, this infographic can help you to see the big picture. Continue reading

Job Search: Appear In Recruiters’ Spotlight – Top Secrets To Be Seen – Infographic

The means of finding employees to fit in a role has undergone a sea change over the years. To be in the radar of the recruiters, it is advised by the job experts to try out the following tips:

  1. Crucial positions in an organization need reliable and time tested candidates and hence internal recruitments play a major role. So, be active in your organization to get noticed for such promotions.
  2. Volunteer to write in the industry related magazines and wherever possible. Ideas sometime communicate your ability. Don’t ever wonder for being called for a role with that reference.
  3. Recruiters are after simpler means to find candidates. Active Linkedin users have better chances over those with just a mailid. So, regular updation of profiles is advisable.
  4. Twitter seems to be the next best platform where recruiters meet the candidates.
  5. Even if you are not the best of the options available for the recruiter, an endorsement from a famous stalwart in your organization can be invaluable.
  6. Never miss a chance to present your views during the industrial events or else at least try to get enrolled even if you aren’t offered a chance.
  7. Although this is no more a secret, uploading your resume is quite a good idea. But don’t complain for being pestered with loaded inbox on your mails.

Source: Designed by Graphs, Visual.ly, How to Write A CV

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Hiring Process: Why Is It So Hard To Hire? – Infographic

With a nationwide unemployment rate of 8.1%, many Americans are having a hard time finding work. Despite this, 3.8 million jobs in the U.S. remain unfilled. It’s a contradiction that one infographic sets out to unravel.

Compiled by SmartRecruiters, a social recruiting platform, it explores the question, “why is it so hard to hire?”

For businesses, the infographic reveals a broken hiring process rife with lags in turnaround and efficiency times, as well as wasted company resources. For job seekers, it shows missed opportunities and lengthy wait times for application processing.

The infographic also offers up solutions linked to social and mobile hiring. For instance, nearly half of respondents said they would be more likely to apply for a job if they could simply send a link to their social profile, rather than update their resume.

Check out these and other interesting tidbits in the infographic above.

Source: Mashable.com, smart recruiters

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Social History of Recruiting Technology – Infographic

Digital recruiting has certainly come a long way in such a short time. Since the dawn of the computerized job process, quick and simple strides have been made in recruiting that have ultimately produced a major impact on how employers find young talent with the right skills. Of course, it’s no secret that one of the biggest advances made in recruiting in the last 20 years has been the advent of social media. These networking platforms — LinkedIn being the most noteworthy — have altered the foundation of recruiting to allow for more efficiency, higher speed and better results…More

Infographic courtesy of Jobvite

What is a job seeker to do? Be social, or not?

What is a job seeker to do? Isn’t looking for a job difficult enough these days? Now a job seeker has to put his/her social life on hold so that a recruiter can make the marks at the right position? The question should not even be subject to discussion for multiple reasons. As long as it is of disadvantage and is considered “personal information” to attach a picture to a resume, screening of social media should not be allowed. If the content of social media is not “liked” by the “screener” interview questions should/must be asked about a social media profile. Who can guarantee this? On the other side, most job seekers prepare their social profiles for a job search just like they do with a resume. That could mean all kind of things.

If a company is looking for people that can perform a certain job, they should get the picture while speaking with the candidate. Reading a Facebook or Twitter profile will not cut it. If that is a recruiter’s or hiring manager’s decision maker, then he/she should be replaced. Despite all the social media and other options available these days, recruiting and hiring is still people business.