10 Ways to Network with Recruiters in LinkedIn
Jobseekers on LinkedIn must start networking before applying for jobs. There are a few key ways to network with recruiters that can be extremely beneficial in your job search. First, LinkedIn is a great platform to connect with recruiters. You can search for recruiters in your industry or region and send them a connection request. Once you are connected, you can start building a relationship by engaging with their content and participating in discussions. Optimise it today.
1. Connect with as Many Recruiters as Possible
LinkedIn is varied in matters of connection. Especially when you use it through a desktop there are filters. Through these filters, you can target people on the platform. Jobseekers can do this research on companies. All you can do is sent the recruiter's connection request. Once they accept you can send them your pitch. Connections in the professional social media platform help grow your network.
2. Seek Out Forums that Focus on Recruiting
There are groups on LinkedIn that has a big circle. You can request the admin to let you in. You'll get notifications that will be helpful to build your career. HRs normally give shout-outs to these groups. They regularly post vacancy-related information. Normally these posts have links where you apply for jobs. Hiring platforms keep reaching out. You can always leave a comment or connect with recruiters on these platforms.
3. Share articles and blog posts that would be of interest to recruiters
We all as jobseeker must know how to write content for ourselves. We have unique experiences that need to be heard. Recruiters will connect more when they read out what you share. It can be in the form of an article or a blog post. You can answer your views in Quora. Accept LinkedIn and write blogs on the medium platform. Write crisp attention-seeking tweets. More importantly, you use researched hashtags to reach them.
4. Endorse other professionals in your network, including recruiters
There is a great possibility you can have a bunch of followers on different writing platforms. If your content and connection strategy work. People will wait to hire you. In this case, you can also help other professionals with opportunities who are looking for jobs. They can provide you with the data and you can endorse them in your platform. A maintained jobseeker platform will always have a better offer from recruiters due to their daily presentation skills.
5. Connect with recruiters on platforms like Twitter
Apart from LinkedIn, it's important you connect with recruiters on varied platforms. Recruiters from different countries are active in a Twitter circle. Enhance your Twitter game. All you need is control over your word limit. It takes skill to express well in limited words. What you can put well is tweets regarding your skills. These days there are content strategies even for Twitter. All job seekers have to do is create threads of information to post. Skillful information always has a high rich.
6. Attend recruiting events and job fairs
Corporate cities that have a lot of offices, do organise a job fair for jobseekers around. All you need to know is the date, time, and venue. Recruiters in these events, present their companies. Job fairs are information on bulk vacancies. As a job seeker, anybody must visit and interact with recruiters personally. A face-to-face visit gives you a better idea of the company's requirements. In case you are ready to apply, you can also end up submitting your resume.
7. Sign up for job alerts from recruiting firms
To assist job seekers these days, there are recruitment companies that give job alerts for free. These companies regularly have great contacts with companies. Companies with candidate requirements post it on portals, and in return, the recruiting firms post it as job alerts. There are many official channels where we keep getting job alerts. Searching on our own is great, but this assistance from companies to search for jobs is even better. Don't miss out on any information.
8. Use LinkedIn’s InMail feature to reach out
LinkedIn InMail feature comes with the premium plan. As a job seeker if you have some saved money, get the monthly premium plan that is around 1600 in Indian currency. At times with the recruiters, we want to reach out they either are very busy accepting connections, or they lock their profile. As a job seeker, only if you have a specific person reach-out plan, LinkedIn InMail is a good option. You can write to them personally, target your work, and increase the chances of getting a call back from them. Also, research if they have a vacancy related to your profile on the company page.
9. Stay up to date on changes in the recruiting landscape
Staying with the trend is a great help. Recruiting has also changed much since the pandemic. Earlier there was no remote hiring but these days it happens in bulk. Earlier being aware of a work-life balance was not much of a thing but today it is. As a fresher or experienced holder, it's important you are self-aware about what you need from a company you are applying. If you are a job seeker who is looking for a balance in work & life, it's better you reach out to those recruiters accordingly. The list needs to be clear on what we want from a job except for the money of course.
10. Keep your LinkedIn profile updated, including keywords
LinkedIn is a platform that we most people end up taking lightly. It is one of the global top platforms that has given space to all companies for their businesses. Also free for job seekers to use and reach out to recruiters easily. The search engine LinkedIn works with keywords. The top of your profile is a zone of keywords. When you put related keywords in your field. Recruiters searching for you on the platform can reach you through this given keyword on your profile.
Recruiters are important networking contacts because they can provide job seekers with information about job openings, help them improve their job search skills, and give them feedback about their job search progress. Additionally, recruiters can connect job seekers with hiring managers and other important contacts within their company or organization. Additionally, attending industry events is a great way to network with recruiters. Many recruiters attend these events to meet potential candidates, so it’s a great opportunity to introduce yourself and start a conversation. Finally, you can also reach out to recruiters directly via email or phone. If you have a specific recruiter in mind, you can research their contact information and reach out to them directly to introduce yourself. By following these steps, you can start building relationships with recruiters that can help you in your job search.
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