LinkedIn is a professional-based social media platform that allows business owners and other executives to advertise career opportunities. Its interface is simple, signing up is easy and it can produce great results through some quick and easy techniques.
When recruiting, complete a status update with details of your role. This will notify the network that you are searching for a new employee and if your followers, or perhaps someone that they know, feel that they have the right credentials they can get in touch.
This can be a cost effective and efficient way of sourcing candidates. However, be sparing when it comes to the frequency of your posts; 2 or 3 times a week at different times of the day, with a few added shares from your best connected contacts should do the trick.
You can also take a look at your business’ list of followers, as your next superstar employee may be there. The fact that they have been enthusiastic enough to follow you is always a good sign, so be sure to make the most of this method.
There is also the LinkedIn Jobs Board which currently charges a nominal fee for each role that you post. This is an increasingly popular method of advertising jobs, which produces consistent and reliable results.
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