Be Engaged in Social Media!

As I mentioned in a previous blog, as a recruiter time is of the essence.  There always seems to be not enough hours in the day to get everything done.  Connecting with others, especially potential candidates, is one of the most important aspects of the job.  Therefore, it is crucial to stay connected with as many people as possible, especially through social media sites.  This, however, can sometimes be extremely difficult.

While it can be time consuming, it is extremely crucial to always respond to someone if they ask you a question through a social media site.  Not responding to a question that has been asked through a social media site just is not acceptable.  As many recruiters will agree, substance is key.  Even if you have to go out of your way to answer a question by meeting up with that person face to face or directing their question to someone who will have the answer, this should definitely be done.  By adding value and showing that you are engaged with these sites and willing to answer question will benefit you and help you find potential candidates.

Not only should you go out of your way to answer any questions, but you should also dig deeper and see how involved the potential candidates are on their social media sites.  It seems to be that if a candidate is engaged and active in a positive manner in their social media sites, then they will most likely be engaged and active in the workplace.  Again, this will take time; however, it will help make your social media tools more beneficial. So don’t forget to answer questions and be engaged in your social media sites!

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