Any recruiter worth their salt knows that in order to find the best you need to have a few good resources in your arsenal to help you source talent. If not, you get resumes and applications from the same deadbeat applicants. No longer are they relying just on job boards or individuals blindly emailing their resumes.
Recruiters are turning to social media to find the best candidates. You may not even be actively looking for a job, but could potentially be approached by a recruiter to discuss a potential job opportunity. There is a war for talent brewing and the battles are being fought on the front lines of social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
If you want to be discovered, take a look at all of your social networks and make sure everything is up to date and there are no questionable photos or postings that could offend a potential employer. Although we are in an election year, keep your political views to yourself. Also do a quick Google search of yourself to make sure nothing unusual pops up if a potential employer or recruiter were to do a quick Google search for you.
[Source: U.S. News]
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