If you’re a job seeker, it’s a great time of year to update your resume and online profiles, remove any overused words or phrases and get creative and original in marketing yourself and your experience.
If you’re a recruiter or employer, it’s time to stop playing Buzzword Bingo with your Job Descriptions, Job Postings and Career Site as well.
My tip? First, find and connect with “influencers” in Recruiting and follow what they’re doing online.
I’m constantly learning from others and getting great ideas from those who are successfully using social recruiting tools and methods to attract and recruit talent. There are some very creative folks out there who are doing it right – and there’s also a few who are doing it wrong. (It’s good to learn from them too.)
I’d also recommend checking out the recent lists from HRExaminer.com listing people who are considered to be influential (online) in the HR and Recruiting worlds. Many of these folks are doing some creative things online in terms of blogging, videos, eBooks, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. that are worthy of taking a look at.
The HRExaminer lists are compiled by checking online keyword mentions of content related to each area, so while some of the individuals listed may not be practitioners, they’re consistently putting content and opinions out in the digital world, so they provide good places to start. (I’m honored to be included on both lists at #17 and #16, respectively.)
What do you think? What would be the first step you’d recommend for someone wanting to learn more about social recruiting?
I’d love for you to share some suggestions in the Comments section!