What The Best Recruitment Consultants Know About Social Media

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If you are a recruitment consultant and you aren’t harnessing the full power of social media, you are missing out....

If you are a recruitment consultant and you aren’t harnessing the full power of social media, you are missing out....

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  • 1. GSR2R ~1~ z What The Best Recruitment Consultants Know About Social Media Prepared by: Cheryl Wing Phone: 020 3178 8118 |Web:http://gsr2r.com Email:hello@gsr2r.com
  • 2. GSR2R ~2~ If you are a recruitment consultant and you aren’t harnessing the full power of social media, you are missing out. At GSR2R we are a rec 2 rec company that appreciate how important it is to develop skills in every area especially when it comes to social networking for business. Social media is now such a huge part of most recruitment professionals’ lives that it gives you one of the easiest and best routes to engaging with them, and it can also help you with research on your market, on your roles, on your candidates, and even on what people are saying about you and your recruitment agency! Top recruitment consultants use social media to help then connect with; the best people, stay informed, and market themselves. You can use every social network going including; facebook and Twitter. The number one social media platform has to be LinkedIn. Want to know what to focus on? 1. Creating a strong LinkedIn network LinkedIn is about the most perfect social network there is for the recruitment world. While on other social networks like Facebook and Twitter, anything you post is competing with all of the reader’s other interests for attention; LinkedIn is all about work and professional development. Phone: 020 3178 8118 |Web:http://gsr2r.com Email:hello@gsr2r.com
  • 3. GSR2R ~3~ People don’t connect with their mothers and add their holiday photos and pictures of their cat on LinkedIn. They connect with other professionals in their field, relevant service providers, people they know on a professional basis, and, in a lot of cases, recruitment consultants. LinkedIn is also designed to make it really easy for professionals with mutual acquaintances to get an introduction to each other, and for people to endorse other people’s skills. 2. Finding candidates on LinkedIn This means that when you add someone you have perhaps helped find a new job to your LinkedIn network, you can look at all of the people they know, see what kind of skills they have and who has recommended them, and then ask your contact to introduce you to them. Because your LinkedIn network shows you people who are connected to everyone you know, it expands really quickly. Phone: 020 3178 8118 |Web:http://gsr2r.com Email:hello@gsr2r.com
  • 4. GSR2R ~4~ If you find 100 people you know on there, chances are you will have an extended network of thousands or even millions of people you can search and get introductions to, giving you a whole new way to find candidates. 2. Promoting yourself on LinkedIn LinkedIn also gives you a great chance to promote yourself as a recruiter, in a way that will carry over throughout your career, rather than just in the role you are in now. Phone: 020 3178 8118 |Web:http://gsr2r.com Email:hello@gsr2r.com
  • 5. GSR2R ~5~ You can join professional groups and answer user questions about your area of recruitment to help to establish yourself as a true expert in your field. You can also get endorsements from colleagues, clients and people you have helped find new jobs in the past. You can list all of your professional qualifications and have them verified, and you can post your full career history, effectively giving you a live, interactive CV complete with references! You can even link your LinkedIn account to Twitter and tweet your endorsements and other work news to your followers for an even wider impact. Phone: 020 3178 8118 |Web:http://gsr2r.com Email:hello@gsr2r.com
  • 6. GSR2R ~6~ WHY US GSR2R? ABOUT US GSR2R Your Award Winning Expert Rec to Rec Agency – With a Different Approach At GSR2R we opened the doors for business in July 2001, placing the first of thousands of Recruitment Consultants just days later. Since 2001 we’ve celebrated more than 10 years as the established Rec to Rec company recruiters go to when they are looking to move. Since GSR2R started as a Rec to Rec consultancy the recruitment industry has changed. However, one thing remains the same, which is that GSR2R provides the highest quality Rec to Rec service to our clients and candidates. We keep to our vision of providing an uncompromising service, working with the best candidates and clients the industry has to offer. Isn’t it nice to finally find a Rec to Rec company that has recognised experts in the field? Ready to take action now? We have vacancies in ALL the fastest growing sectors, call us on 020 3178 8118. At GSR2R our drive and determination to become the leading name in the Recruitment to Recruitment sector has helped us build long-standing connections with our clients and candidates. These relationships are the foundation of our business success today. Winning the Best Recruitment to Recruitment Award for Outstanding Excellence in 2007, we are told that our approach is refreshing. We operate with the same principles that we always have – to be the best at what we do and put passion into how we do it. We are proud to have helped our Trainee Recruitment Consultants throughout their careers. Many of whom we still work with as Directors of their own companies in the future. Are you ready to work with an award winning and established Rec to Rec company? Call us and speak to one of our expert Consultants now on 0203 178 8118. Phone: 020 3178 8118 |Web:http://gsr2r.com Email:hello@gsr2r.com