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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2010, 03:22:52 PM »

Thanks Derek I didn't know this. I need to look into LinkedIn a little more. So many of these social networking sites out there. Are you on Twitter? Can we follow you? You can find us here: www.twitter.com/HireScores .
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« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2010, 05:26:33 PM »

Thanks Derek I didn't know this. I need to look into LinkedIn a little more. So many of these social networking sites out there. Are you on Twitter? Can we follow you? You can find us here: www.twitter.com/HireScores .

I am on Twitter, though don't use it as often as I should! You can find us here: www.twitter.com/Salesrecscot
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« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2010, 11:21:52 AM »

Thanks Derek we are now following you.

If you want to do the same we are at www.twitter.com/HireScores  Smiley.

By the way are you also on Facebook? We are here: http://www.facebook.com/HireScores
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« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2010, 09:14:05 AM »

Good discussion going on here.

I have just joined Langton Howarth as head of digital and we are currently weighing up where to concentrate our efforts in terms of our online presence.

My current feeling is that sites like Facebook will be beneficial in terms of building brand awareness, networking and driving traffic to our website (http://www.langtonhowarth.co.uk) but I doubt whether posting job listings on Facebook would have much benefit. People on Facebook are there to communicate with people and to inform themselves about groups and organisations. It certainly wouldn't be high on my list of websites to visit if I was looking for a new job.

I have seen a number of recruiters filling their Twitter feeds with job listings but again, I think Twitter users will ignore that kind of thing and seek out more stimulating tweets.

LinkedIn is the only social network that I have heard of being effectively used to directly recruit people. This is and will continue to be key to our online operations.

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« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2010, 01:43:44 PM »

Hi again Steve.

I agree.

We're of course not an agency so tend to use Facebook to promote discussions happening here as well as media coverage but if I were looking for a job Facebook is the last place I'd look.

I think Twitter too seems to be good for building up contacts and "spreading the word" as it were about your company or brand but job listings on Twitter? I can't see that ever really replacing the more traditional methods.

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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2010, 12:48:49 PM »

Hi,

I actually believe that both Facebook and Twitter could have an important role to play in the future when it comes to recruitment - but not so much for recruitment firms.

There are a number of social networking job search engines just starting to spring up. It has never been easier to get a message out to a large audience, and I think that in the future companies will be able to connect with potential candidates with ease using such platforms.
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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2010, 02:07:36 PM »

The potential problem could be that with so many of these sites out there getting a message across is quite difficult. I mean reaching your target audience.
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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2010, 10:38:19 AM »

We had an interesting training session yesterday on LinkedIn. The trainer was keen to stress that all social media should be used primarily to increase visibility - not to sell directly. He made the point that those who attempt to use social media for a direct sell will be ignored, as social media audiences gravitate to those offering something new, interesting and immediate.
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« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2010, 01:04:48 PM »

This makes sense. I've always thought this. That is if I myself see somebody trying to sell something via Facebook or Twitter I never take any interest.
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« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2010, 01:12:04 PM »

I too would never buy anything via these avenues.
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« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2010, 05:01:53 PM »

I agree. It's more a way of opening up avenues. It will be interesting seeing which other social networking sites emerge over the next few years.
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« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2010, 07:09:16 AM »

 yes i agree with you.
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« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2010, 08:21:09 PM »

I think that agency sites are always helping both the employees and recruiters to post jobs online.
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« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2011, 04:43:46 PM »

It's definitely an interesting discussion.

I would imagine that it's in a company's best interest to try to gravitate towards using social media more for recruiting, as it is free (and in the cases where it's not free, it's definitely a lot cheaper than using an agency.

I have a good amount of people on my Facebook profile, and I've thought about reaching out to local recruitment agencies and sending some of their jobs to people on my profile for a small charge.

I can see it becoming a bigger part of recruiting, but at the same time, it gives agencies a chance to become versatile and harness the power of social media and not run away from it.
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« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2011, 05:06:11 PM »

Welcome to the forums here  Smiley
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