How to Use Social Media as a Recruiting Tool – INC Magazine

That was the title of an insightful article on Inc.com. Due to its growing interests on Twitter via multiple retweets, the magazine has decided to make it a featured article on the page. It is a beginners level presentation on how to use Social Media Recruiting.

The introduction in the article is very captivating: There are millions of people on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter. More companies are using social media to target candidates. Here’s how to use social media as a way to find your next hire.

And it went on to talk about the basics of Social Media Recruiting and how recruiters can tap into the large pool of potential talent out there.

As a recruiter you want to be where the most qualified, talented, and largest pool of applicants are. Human resources can leverage social media to tap in to potential recruits. This type of head hunting is called social recruiting. It’s about engaging with users and using social media tools to source and recruit talent.

LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter have over 535 million combined users. That equals a lot of potential talent for your company. But how do you find the right person for the job you have available using social media? Here’s how to get started.

You can read the full article by following this link and the screenshot of the main page below.