The Importance of Recruiters on LinkedIn

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In recent years a massive ecosystem of recruiters and talent scouts has emerged on LinkedIn, making up a large proportion of the network’s active daily users.

I just ran a quick search for ‘recruiter’ or ‘recruitment consultant’ on the platform. I got approximately 1.1 million results, and that’s only considering those within my 1st,2nd and 3rd degree network as well as those with the words ‘recruitment consultant’ or ‘recruiter’ in their headline.

There are likely to be more. Many more.

Why is this important you may ask? Whether you like it or not, recruiters are becoming one of the most reliable ways to find employment.

“Bullshit” I hear you whisper.

Agreed.

‘Reliable’ may not have been the right word. Having spent six years in the industry myself, I can safely say that when it comes to working with recruitment agencies, you’re guaranteed to encounter ‘the good, the bad, and the ugly’.

It’s up to the candidate to research the company or recruiter before engaging. You wouldn’t buy a car without doing your research on the vehicle. Treat your career with the same level of respect and research those who hold the keys to your next appointment. And when you commit to the four C’s, add a little confidence to the cocktail and the world of LinkedIn will be your oyster and the recruitment vultures will come pecking.

 

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