Facebook recruiting tip #6

Did you realize that Facebook is a great sourcing tool? We did. Here’s how you can find candidates, message them and engage them on their turf. One company we know gets a 60-70% response rate for contacting candidates via Facebook.

Click the ‘Search‘ link underneath the Facebook logo.

There are 2 search features that are relevant to employers. Coworkers and Profile search.

Coworkers are a great way to source people from your competitors. Many Facebook users are being more thorough when adding content about their work experience and thats good news for sourcers. Just type in a company and you’ll instantly be connected to many of their current employees.

Profile Search allows you to search actual job titles that people have entered. (Use the ‘Position’ field towards the bottom) Unfortunately you cant search the entire Facebook database. Rather, you are limited to your friends or those inside your regional network. (Remember you can only belong to one regional network at a time). A quick search in our regional network for ‘RNs‘ yields 31 people from over 54,000 in that network. A search for ‘Sales‘ yields over 500 results in our network.

Once you identify particular candidates, you can send them a message introducing yourself, your company and your jobs. Good luck!

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Author: Peter Clayton

Peter Clayton is "Chief Jobcaster" at JobsinPods.com. He is an award-winning producer/director of corporate marketing videos and podcasts. Peter is founder/host of TotalPicture Radio, focused on talent acquisition, HR, TA tech, and leadership.

3 thoughts on “Facebook recruiting tip #6”

  1. Hello,
    I am a recruiter and found this post extremely helpful as I am new to learning about recruiting strategies for facebook. I did have a question, is there a way to search by job title on facebook?
    Hali

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