Facebook, Twitter and the other social networking sites may have become an integral part of your lives but employers are not far behind in referring these sites frequently for finding job seekers or maybe even a potential candidate who is not on a look out for a job.
Sites like Facebook which have been blamed to affect productivity during working hours are now proving equally resourceful in the professional world.
“Social Recruiting” is now becoming a common word.
Earlier it was the computerized job process like sending your resume over an email that provided quick and simple strides in recruiting. But one of the biggest advances made in recruiting in the last 10 years has been the advent of social media.
They have produced a major impact on how employers find young talent with the right skills. The social networking platform — LinkedIn in particular— has altered the foundation of recruiting to allow for more efficiency, higher speed and better results.
But as I mentioned above Facebook and Twitter are also increasingly becoming popular among Employers. Many times the first person they find is not the target they’re searching for. However, that person may know a passive reference that is just right for the opportunity. The key word is “networking” and that’s what makes these outlets so great.
The infographic below, created by Jobvite, beautifully chronicles the major leaps in recruiting since the ’90s as well as shows how social media can be cleverly integrated for even more efficiency.
Job seekers on the other hand are handling their own search for Jobs — Pew Research estimates that 65% of adults use social media for their own job search.