How to Use LinkedIn to Recruit Employees

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How to Use LinkedIn to Recruit Employees. Advances in the way we communicate and share information have shaped everything we do, from communicating with employees to posting jobs. Employers can tap into the power of the Internet by using LinkedIn to flex their recruiting power online.

Things You'll Need

  • Job description
  • LinkedIn account username and password

Use a Networking Website to Recruit Employees

Log on to LinkedIn using your company's username and password (see Resources below).

Click on the "Jobs & Hiring" tab found on LinkedIn's homepage. This is the jumping off point for both job seekers and people posting jobs.

Select the "Hiring and Recruiting" tab from the "Jobs & Hiring" homepage. Here you will be presented with several options for posting positions on LinkedIn.

Choose the "Hiring Manager" menu if you only wish to post one job. This option is particularly useful for those businesses or companies that have low turnover rates or rarely seek job candidates on a national scale.

Select the "Corporate Accounts" menu to create a job-posting account on a larger scale. This feature is more suited to companies that post multiple positions frequently. You will need to supply LinkedIn with more specific data regarding your company's job posting and hiring frequency before signing up for this type of account.

Post a Job on LinkedIn

Notify your contacts on LinkedIn that you are looking to hire without paying for a job posting. Select the "Tell Your Network" button on the "Hiring Manager" homepage.

Click the "Post a Job" button if you wish to proceed with the fee-based posting process.

Use LinkedIn's job posting form to provide details about your company and the job you are posting. You may choose to recruit exclusively through LinkedIn when you select the "Exclusively on LinkedIn" box at the end of the form. Hit the "Next" button when you have completed the form.

Use the "Contact Information" form to provide job applicants with information about your company.

Confirm your job posting information before you hit the "Post This Job" button and pay for your posting.

Tips & Warnings

  • The LinkedIn profile for your company or business will be the starting point for most of your job prospects through LinkedIn. Take the time to adequately and accurately fill out the profile section.
  • You can also use LinkedIn to recruit employees by searching for those actively looking for positions that match your job description.

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