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Do’s and Don’ts Of Social Recruiting

Social MediaWe all know that social media is fast becoming a powerhouse in the recruitment world. Those who can leverage it successfully are reaping the benefits of sourcing fantastic candidates quickly, easily, and cost-effectively. But, as with all recent developments, it can be difficult to get your head around at first. So, we have put together a few do's and don'ts to help get you started...

Do

Have an objective in mind

What are you hoping to get out of social media? It’s important to answer this question before you start posting. Maybe you’re looking for specific candidates for a particular role in mind. Or, you may be hoping to simply broaden your candidate pool, with passive candidates who may be valuable in the future. Whatever your goal, let it shape your activity on social media.

Use the opportunity to promote your brand

Employer branding is pretty high up everyone’s agendas these days. Social is a great way of promoting your brand as well as your vacancies, so make sure you take advantage of the opportunity. Simple things like having a well designed profile image, high resolution and including your logo gets your brand in front of every person who sees your posts. If you use Twitter, you can also change the colour scheme to match your company colours. It’s a small change that makes a big difference to your profile!

Share a variety of content

Posting vacancy after vacancy, and nothing else, will not interest any passive candidates not currently looking for work. However, by sharing industry news, images, interesting facts and inspiring quotes, you’re giving people more reasons for people to follow you than just job opportunities. This way, when a vacancy does come up you’ll have a large following of industry professionals to choose from.

Don’t

Try to use all social networks at once

Recruiters are busy people - don’t create yourself more work by trying to manage six social platforms too! LinkedIn is the obvious choice, but you may wish to compliment it with one or two other sites. However many channels you choose, just remember it’s better to use 2 sites well than 4 sites averagely.

Duplicate content on each network

We’re not saying you have to come up with completely separate content - just present it according to the channel. Facebook or LinkedIn, for example, allow for more detailed posts than Twitter, where you are limited to 140 characters. Stick to this limit - no candidate wants to see half a tweet with a link to read the rest of it - they will simply disregard it.

Talk at your candidates

Talk to them! Social media is about conversations, so ask questions, and enter into discussions. The former shows you are interested in what candidates have to say, and the latter is a chance to show off your industry expertise. Both of which will endear you to candidates and make them much more attracted to your vacancies.

Upcoming Recruitment Awards

recruitment awards Well I think we can all agree that winter is definitely on its way, given how dark it is getting up in the morning these days! But as well as Halloween, Bonfire Night and (dare we mention it) Christmas, it's also coming up to awards season in the recruitment industry. Here's a quick run down of some of the major awards coming up...

The NORAs - National Online Recruitment Awards

The NORAs have been celebrating excellence in the online world of recruiting for 14 years this year, and recently announced their Finalists. We're thrilled that not one, but two of our sister sites, Aviation Jobsearch and Simply Sales Jobs, have been shortlisted in the Best Specialist Job Board category! The NORAs are all about the candidate's experience, so the judging criteria includes elements such as the number of vacancies available, ease of use, and available facilities such as mobile apps or social media integration. The awards are judged by a panel of recruitment experts, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony held at Sway in Covent Garden on 12th November.  The ceremony is open to all to attend, and tickets are a bargain at just £25 each. Going? We'll see you there!

The FIRM Awards

In only their second year, the FIRM awards are still a relatively new addition to the recruitment awards calendar. Hosted by the Forum for In-house Recruitment Managers at the Tower Hotel in London on 4th December, it's a must for any in-house recruiter. There are sixteen categories of awards, including Recruitment Team of the Year, Innovation of the Year and Most Effective Use of Social Media, which gives you an idea of the diversity of skills celebrated by the awards. It's also the only awards ceremony exclusively highlighting the skills and achievements of in-house recruiters. We're attending this event for the first time this year and can't wait, especially for the photo booth, which looks a great laugh!

The IRP Awards

Hosted by REC, the Institute of Recruitment Professionals awards are now in their 6th year. Recognising the achievements of individuals and recruitment companies, these awards honour all levels and disciplines, making them a more generalist ceremony than the previous two we have mentioned. With 10 categories for individual performance, a further 7 for companies and 2 Judges Choice awards it's sure to be a busy night. The ceremony is on 5th December this year, at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel in London, and hosted by Reverend Richard Coles - who is not your average vicar! Congratulations to everyone who has been shortlisted for these awards (and any other awards we've not mentioned!) and we wish you the best of luck. Time to dust off the dinner jackets!

The Rise and Rise of Social Recruiting

Adecco recently published a social recruiting study, and while the idea that social media is growing in importance may come as no surprise, it's certainly a more powerful message when backed up by some numbers. We've had a read through the report and picked out some of the highlights... social media

73% use at least one social network for recruiting purposes

Unsurprisingly, LinkedIn is the most used platform, with second-place Facebook is almost 30% behind them. What is interesting though, is that almost an equal amount of businesses have a company page on LinkedIn as they do on Facebook - in fact Facebook is marginally ahead. What this indicates then, is that Facebook is the preferred choice for business in general - brand awareness, social marketing and so on, but it is not as helpful for recruiting activities.

Recruiting Activities On Social Media

  1. advertising jobs
  2. sourcing passive candidates
  3. checking the accuracy of a CV
Above are the top 3 activities recruiters are doing on social media. We were most interested by number 3 - as it proves again to jobseekers how important it is both to be honest in your job applications, and to be sensible in their personal social media use. It's never a good idea to lie on an application - you will be found out eventually. But in today's world it is so much easier to find out the truth from your Facebook profile, you're likely to be caught out far earlier in the recruitment process!

In The Future

Adecco also asked recruiters which digital tools they expected to grow in importance in the next year. A rise in the use of mobile apps was high on the list, but not as high as social media, which was the top answer with over 60% of the vote. However, it seems social activity is not yet high on managers' priority lists, as the statement "my company supports the use of social media" met with only a 0.19 index (where 0 is neutral, 1 is maximum agreement) Perhaps the expected rise in social activity in the next year will be the result of an increased managerial approval? Let us know your thoughts in the comments - do your companies encourage social media use? Fancy joining the Adecco team? View all their vacancies here.

Recruitment Job Market Trends

We’ve noticed a few trends emerging recently in the recruitment marketplace, so if you’re looking for a new recruitment role make sure you’re on top of the current job market!
Mobile Recruitment
Unless you’ve been living in a parallel universe where the internet hasn’t been invented yet, you’re probably aware that mobile recruitment is on the rise. Our site has been no different, with mobile visits to careersinrecruitment.com up by 72% on last year. So if you’re currently preparing for an interview, make sure you’ve got some great ideas for mobile - it’s a surefire way to demonstrate your knowledge of the current market.
Overseas Recruitment
Our Overseas Recruitment section has seen the biggest rise in activity over the past month, of all the job categories we have. Not only are recruitment consultancies expanding into overseas markets, but we Brits are more open to relocation it seems. Holiday hangover? We’ll be keeping an eye on this trend to see if it continues…
The Biggest Loser
Of all the locations on our site, the one to see the biggest drop in interest is Leicester. Compared to last year there are far fewer recruitment jobseekers visiting this area of our site, but there are also less jobs advertised here than the vast majority of other locations around the country. There are currently more recruitment roles advertised on careersinrecruitment.com in Australia than there are Leicester - which demonstrates our last 2 points perfectly!
We’ve noticed a few trends emerging recently in the recruitment marketplace, so if you’re looking for a new recruitment role make sure you’re on top of the current job market! Mobile Use On The Up Mobile Recruitment Unless you’ve been living in a parallel universe where the internet hasn’t been invented yet, you’re probably aware that mobile recruitment is on the rise. Our site has been no different, with mobile visits to careersinrecruitment.com up by 72% on last year. So if you’re currently preparing for an interview, make sure you’ve got some great ideas for mobile - it’s a surefire way to demonstrate your knowledge of the current market. Overseas Recruitment Our Overseas Recruitment section has seen the biggest rise in activity over the past month, of all the job categories we have. Not only are recruitment consultancies expanding into overseas markets, but we Brits are more open to relocation it seems. Holiday hangover? We’ll be keeping an eye on this trend to see if it continues… The Biggest Loser Of all the locations on our site, the one to see the biggest drop in interest is Leicester. Compared to last year there are far fewer recruitment jobseekers visiting this area of our site, but there are also less jobs advertised here than the vast majority of other locations around the country. There are currently more recruitment roles advertised on careersinrecruitment.com in Australia than there are Leicester - which demonstrates our last two points perfectly!

Recruitment Jobs in Leicester

Are you from Leicester and looking for a job in recruitment? We've got you covered. Careers in Recruitment regards Leicester as one of the most affluent city in the UK. Home of Leicester City Football Club and the Leicester Tiger, the city cure is a place for sports enthusiasts. Fun fact, Leicester Cathedral is home to an organ that was donated way back in 1873, it has since been rebuilt but is still going strong.

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Some of the biggest direct employers in recruitment are searching for talented individuals to join their teams, take a look at some of the job roles on offer:

Recruitment Consultant – Fresh Partnership Ltd

You'll be responsible for the expansion and development of the Construction Traders & Labour division that focuses on Blue Blue Collar disciplines in to but not limited to; New Build, Retail, Public Sector, Civil Engineering & Highways, M&E, Rail Etc. You'll be offered up to £28,000 in basic salary as well as a fantastic uncapped commission structure. Other benefits include generous car allowance, pension and healthcare as well as 21 days holiday. However, in order to be eligible for the role you must be able to demonstrate a good track record in Construction Traders & Labour recruitment. You must be proactive and committed to improving your standard of living as well as being articulate, passionate and able to present at all levels. For more information on this role and to apply click here.

Business Development Executive – Fresh Partnership Ltd

This is a purely business development role. The main focus is to target Blue Collar TEMP and PERM vacancies in the East Midlands/ East Anglia region. You'll also be responsible for targeting and winning MSP business with minimum temp daily supply of 60 workers. You'll be paid a basic salary of up to £30,000 plus a company car. You'll also be given a laptop/ mobile phone and 28 days of holiday. You must be able to demonstrate track record selling recruitment solutions with Blue Collar disciplines. You must also be articulate, professional and be an excellent communicator who shows loyalty, honesty and desire to succeed. For more information on this role and to apply, click here.

Branch Manager – Spot On Recruitment

In this role you'll be receiving a basic salary of up to £35k plus commission. Spot On Recruitment are recruiting for a client who is looking for a jobseeker who can show enthusiasm, dynamism as well as be able to show that they are driven by the will to succeed. This position would suit a senior recruitment consultant who is looking for the next challenge. Previous management experience is preferred but not essential. For more information on this role and to apply, click here. If you like the sound of these roles, why not take a look at what else we've got to offer. The latest recruitment jobs in Leicester can be found here.

Recruitment Resourcer Job Description

Working as a Recruitment Resourcer will require you to support the principal recruitment consultant with certain tasks. Key tasks will mostly consist of name gathering, interviewing, candidate management, database maintenance and ensuring quality assurance compliance.

Main Tasks for a Recruitment Resourcer

  • Source and select candidates for clients
  • Networking
  • Identify skills to match appropriately with vacancies
  • Undertake contract negotiations
  • Create starter packs for clients
  • Deal with general day-to-day queries relating to contracts, pay and logistics.
You'll be working with a diverse range of people gathering as much information on candidates in order to make perfect job matches. In order to get into this role you'd be looking at two main entry methods, the first being through an employment agency where you can specialise in recruiting for a particular industry whether that be marketing or law. Alternatively you could work in-house as part of the human resources department of a company and recruit for internal positions.

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You might be dealing with both permanent and temporary placements finding suitable candidates at all levels.

Working Hours

You'll usually be required to work standard 9-5 working hours. The role is mainly desk based however you'll most likely be asked to go and meet clients out at their offices.

Salary

Basic salary for a role such as this would usually range between £15,000 and £18,000.

The Good Bits & The Bad Bits

As a resourcer you'll have the satisfaction of sourcing the right candidates for specific job roles. But on the downside you'll also have to screen lots of potential candidates for specific roles which can be a long drawn out affair, good luck!

Key Skills Employers Look For in a Recruitment Resourcer

  • Great communication skills
  • Gain peoples confidence and put people at ease
  • Be persuasive, persistent and patient
  • Cope with pressure
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Exceptional organisational and admin skills
  • Have good IT skills
  • Be able to work to deadlines
Take a look at the latest recrtuitment resourcer roles on Careers In Recruitment

Top 3 Construction Consultancy Jobs

recruitment consultantrecruitment consultantWhen it comes to structural issues, no other profession on the job can troubleshoot like a construction consultant. Experts in the field, they provide sound support and advice throughout each stage of the construction process.
From the initial design stage, to budgeting and onsite guidance when the job is underway, they are a key member of the team and ensure the job goes without a hitch.
We have some incredible opportunities in construction recruitment, and here’s a handpicked few!
Construction Recruitment Consultant- Sommerman Skinner Associates (London)
An established and forward-thinking recruitment company are looking for an experienced consultant to enter their construction sector.
Based in Marylebone Station, the successful candidate would be required to expand the exposure of their branch, whilst bringing their expert nohow to the role. Working closely with the directors, it is an opportunity to take control of the management side of the construction sector, which has the potential to expand into an upper-management role.
A whole host of company perks are available, with a negotiable salary and a handsome commission scheme.
Perfect for the role? Apply here
Senior Recruitment Consultant- Recruiter Republic (London)
A specialist build environment agency are looking for a highly talented senior recruitment consultant to play a pivotal role in the white collar sector of their company.
The new candidate will be expected to capitalise on the client list the company already has, whilst using their dynamism and experience to create new ones. Some of the sectors that the new recruit would control would include Estimator, Quantity surveyor, Planner and Site Manager.
The opportunity to head a huge aspect of the company would be an excellent chance for an experienced recruitment consultant to develop the extensive skills they already have, whilst benefiting the company with their expertise.
Sounds like the job for you? Click here.
Graduate/Trainee Consultant- Ruella James (London)
Are you a graduate with a passion for construction? Want to experience the hustle and bustle that heartland London has to offer? This role could be perfect for you?
The role requires the trainee to expand the company’s already vast client list, whilst developing the skills ‘on-the-job’ which will hopefully lead to improving the overall status of the firm. Screen, advert and interview writing, whilst maintaining contact with clients.
A young, dynamic individual with credibility, a high work ethic and excellent communication skills would be ideal for the role, which would extensive training that would not only help the company, but help the candidate in their future career endeavours.
You can apply here for this exciting role.
Well that’s just three of the latest positions we have available at Careers in Recruitment, the only place for the very best recruitment jobs.
When it comes to structural issues, no other profession on the job can troubleshoot like a construction consultant. Experts in the field, they provide sound support and advice throughout each stage of the construction process. From the initial design stage, to budgeting and onsite guidance when the job is underway, they are a key member of the team and ensure the job goes without a hitch. We have some incredible opportunities in construction recruitment, and here’s a handpicked few!

Construction Recruitment Consultant- Sommerman Skinner Associates (London)

An established and forward-thinking recruitment company are looking for an experienced consultant to enter their construction sector. Based in Marylebone Station, the successful candidate would be required to expand the exposure of their branch, whilst bringing their expert nohow to the role. Working closely with the directors, it is an opportunity to take control of the management side of the construction sector, which has the potential to expand into an upper-management role. A whole host of company perks are available, with a negotiable salary and a handsome commission scheme. Perfect for the role? Apply here

Senior Recruitment Consultant- Recruiter Republic (London)

A specialist build environment agency are looking for a highly talented senior recruitment consultant to play a pivotal role in the white collar sector of their company. The new candidate will be expected to capitalise on the client list the company already has, whilst using their dynamism and experience to create new ones. Some of the sectors that the new recruit would control would include Estimator, Quantity surveyor, Planner and Site Manager. The opportunity to head a huge aspect of the company would be an excellent chance for an experienced recruitment consultant to develop the extensive skills they already have, whilst benefiting the company with their expertise. Sounds like the job for you? Click here.

Graduate/Trainee Consultant- Ruella James (London)

Are you a graduate with a passion for construction? Want to experience the hustle and bustle that heartland London has to offer? This role could be perfect for you? The role requires the trainee to expand the company’s already vast client list, whilst developing the skills ‘on-the-job’ which will hopefully lead to improving the overall status of the firm. Screen, advert and interview writing, whilst maintaining contact with clients. A young, dynamic individual with credibility, a high work ethic and excellent communication skills would be ideal for the role, which would extensive training that would not only help the company, but help the candidate in their future career endeavours. You can apply here for this exciting role. Well that’s just three of the latest positions we have available at Careers in Recruitment, the only place for the very best recruitment jobs.

Call Centre Jobs in Manchester

Manchester truly is a metropolis of creative business, offering recruitment companies a less hectic and cutthroat alternative to London, whilst maintaining all the character, prowess and quality that makes the city such a popular choice. Call_Centre_2006 There are hundreds of call centre jobs available in Manchester right now, so we’ve handpicked a few of our personal favourites.

Recruitment Consultant – Fresh Partnership Ltd

This exciting recruitment consultant role from Fresh Partnership offers you the chance of working within a large nationwide firm that operates in vertical markets. Fresh Partnership are known for their outstanding in-house training as part of their inductions. In this role, you will inherit a relatively warm Perm Call Centre desk supplying disciplines including but not limited to: account managers, customer service executives, team leaders, call centre managers and telesales staff. You must have at least 12 months experience in a similar role as well as being articulate, enthusiastic and able to sell at all levels. Fresh Partnership are also looking someone who is wanting to progress their careers and who works well within a team. Is this the role, apply here.

Graduate Scheme – Tribeca Recruitment

Just left uni and looking for a job with a lot of job satisfaction plus the perks of a company car and laptop? Look no further. Tribeca recruitment are looking for an individual to work for their client who's been listed in the Time and Virgin Fast-track awards as one of the best companies to work for in the UK. The role primarily involves the development of new business through cold calling and building up relationships with them in order for them to pass on vacancies that need filling within their business. You'll be in charge of sourcing candidates and preparing them for interviews and the recruitment process. You'll also be required to work towards targets and be self-sufficient, prioritising workloads and running your own desk. Tribeca's client are looking to recruit ASAP so if you feel like this is a job role for you then look no further. Finally, this role has a salary of 20-22k basic with a first year OTE of 40-45k Apply here. See more of the latest recruitment jobs here.

Legal Recruitment Consultant Job Description

Ever wanted to work as a legal recruitment consultant? Careers in Recruitment have new listings posted weekly from some of the largest recruitment and legal employers in the country.

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Are you cut out for the role? Working in recruitment can be a hard but rewarding job, chasing the best candidates from all over the world and bringing them in for the role you're recruiting for can be no easy feat.

Legal recruitment consultants are responsible for attracting the best legal candidates in the industry and matching them to specific roles whether that be full time, part time or temporary. Youmight be asked to work in-house or as part of a recruitment agency who will deal with recruitment on behalf of larger firms who outsource this aspect of the business.

You'll be expected to draft in the latest employees by using a variety of techniques including networking, head-hunting and through referrals. Consultants also provide clients with advice regarding salary levels, training requirements and career opportunities.

But what what does the typical role of a Legal Recruitment Consultant entail?

  • A little bit of sales, you'll be required to bring in new clients as part of the role, this will only apply if you're working as part of an agency.

  • Develop good relationships with potential employees and clients.

  • Ability to advertise job roles in relevant types of media.

  • Use social media effectively to broaden the search of candidates.

  • Headhunting – you'll need to be able to effectively recruit candidates who may already be in work.

  • Receive and review applications, managing interviews, tests and creating a shortlist of candidates for the client.

  • Requesting references from previous employers on behalf of the employers.

  • Giving the candidate the low down on the responsibilities, salary and benefits of the potential role.

  • Preparing CV's and correspondence to forward to clients in respect of suitable applicants.

  • Negotiating pay and salary rates and finanlising arrangements between client and candidates.

  • Offering advice to both clients and candidates on pay rates training and career progression.

If this sounds like a role that you're interested in then look no further. We've got all the legal recruitment roles you could possibly with for. Click here and take a look for yourself.

Innovative New CV Search Added to Careers in Recruitment – Actonomy

Careers In Recruitment are striving to stay at the forefront of the job board marketplace. In order to achieve this, Careers In Recruitment have teamed up with Actonomy to provide you with the latest and most innovative CV search technology on the market.

The new CV search gives you access to over 72,000 candidates and allows you to search keywords and job roles in order to ensure that you're only shown relevant job seekers.

With the new software, we now allow you to try two different types of CV searches – Boolean & Empowered. Boolean searches allow you to combine keywords using AND and OR operators (must be upper case), for example:

  • marketing AND sales

  • marketing OR sales

Using quotes “” in your searches also allows you to search for an exact phrase, for example:

  • “project manager”

There is also the ability to combine all these to make your search even more specific, for example:

  • “sales director” AND (London OR Manchester)

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On an empowered search, the software will intelligently search the database for relevant CV's that match your specific criteria.

This could be a combination of the following:

  • Recency of relevant roles or competencies. If you search for a job title or skill, the candidates who have performed this the most recently will get a higher relevancy score.

  • Duration of relevant roles or competencies. The candidates that have performed this job role or skill for longer will receive higher relevancy scores.

  • Level of relevant job role or skill. In some case Actonomy can tell that the job role or competency was performed at. Higher levels will receive higher relevancy. So if you search for 'sales' a sales manager will rank above a sales assistant.

Can I see all the information in a CV?

If you've got downloads left on your account then you'll be able to view the full CV. On the CV view you will be unable to view, contact details, surname and their current place of work. Upon clicking download, the full CV will be displayed to you.

Can I set up CV by email alert?

If you're registered with {insert brand name}, then all you need to do is log in and click on 'CV Tools' – There is a section for CV by email alerts. Once there, click on 'set up a CV by email alert' and fill in the form just like you would a CV search.

If you're looking to add jobs to Careers in Recruitment then get in touch with our sales team on 01772 639042.

Take a look at some of the jobs that we currently have live on Careers In Recruitment