Guest Expert, George Blomgren,
MRA, The Management Association
The other day, a recruiter colleague shared a tip with me. He told me that when a candidate applies for a job with his company, if that candidate otherwise looks qualified, he looks to see if the candidate is following his company on LinkedIn. If not, he won’t consider that candidate.
Rather an extreme attitude, but it illustrates a best practice. Recruiters assume that the main reason you follow a company on LinkedIn is that you want to work there. So smart recruiters use their company’s followers on LinkedIn as the “low hanging fruit” for their hiring needs. So, take a moment to follow the companies you want to work for!
Editor’s note: Great tip George! The same holds true if you want to get on a company’s radar for your business. And if you’re running a business and want to attract great employees, ensure your company has a company page on LinkedIn.
George Blomgren is the Director of Recruiting Solutions for MRA – The Management Association. George has 20+ years of talent acquisition (aka recruiting), and operations experience. Prior to joining MRA, George ran the advertising and marketing department for a fast-growing network of local employment websites.