Stephanie Lloyd, career blogger at Radiant Veracity and owner of Calibre Search Group, is writing a series for her blog on how recruiters are using Twitter in the recruiting efforts. Today was my turn for an interview. Here's an excerpt, but definitely check out Stephanie's blog for the entire interview and for her career advice "served with a healthy dose of candor and a smile."
Interview with Lindsay Olson: How do you use Twitter in your recruiting efforts?
With all of the publicity Twitter is getting these days it′s no wonder I′m getting so many questions from job seekers asking how they can use it effectively in their job search as well as how recruiters use it to find candidates.
How do you use Twitter in your recruiting efforts?
I started using Twitter two years ago. I use it to keep in contact with candidates and companies with whom I already have a relationship as well as forge many new relationships. I mainly follow professionals in my industry specialty — public relations and marketing.
I share information about our searches, but my goal is to use it for more than just posting information about my company and searches. I post relevant industry links and information about the industry as well as career advice from my blogs and blogs of others that I think my audience may find insightful.
By sharing useful information and engaging with my followers daily, I′ve built relationships it would have taken years to build, if ever, any other way.
For the rest of the article, see Stephanie's full post.