As a recruiter, connecting with job seekers on the Internet is a no-brainer. The broader my reach the more potential candidates I have access to. Beyond that, it gives me a greater window of opportunity, not just for recruiting, but for gaining knowledge and understanding of my industry.
On the flipside, why should you, whether you’re looking for a new job or not, connect with a recruiter like me through social media? First and foremost, when you are looking for a new job, you will have an easy real-time connection, speeding up the process immensely. Additionally, recruiters like to send out links to higher-priority openings once or twice a day. So, even if you aren’t actively looking, you’ll have ongoing access to the hottest opportunities. You just might happen across a job posting that sounds too sweet not to look into.
Another benefit is knowledge. I love sharing infographics, news, and blog articles dealing with the IT world. I’ve gained a great deal of information that is relevant to any developer or administrator out there. In turn, I spread that knowledge out over Twitter and Pinterest for others to learn and share.
So how can you get connected?
- LinkedIn rules: Out of all the social media outlets, LinkedIn is by far the best for professionals. I accept almost all connection requests. If you want to kick off a dialogue, LinkedIn should be the first place you go. Not only that, but a profile on LinkedIn is the best outlet to host your online resume.
- Can’t beat the tweets: I spout a lot of current news and articles on Twitter, and I am also actively involved in Twitter chats. I’ve probably learned the most from the people I follow on Twitter, and I’ve made a lot connections as well.
- Look at my pretty pictures: I’m a big fan of visual learning, and I haven’t found a better way to learn with pictures than on Pinterest. I share infographics daily, educating myself on everything from employment trends to Star Wars facts.
Bonus: Another great way to stay connected with Modis is through our mobile app “Tech Connect.” You can tap into a library of whitepapers on various industry issues, watch videos on new trends in the IT industry, and follow the latest updates of the Modis Twitter feed. It’s a sweet little app and it’s available for iOS and Android devices.