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Carnival of HR: How to Recruit with LinkedIn (for Free)

Career Innovations is proud to host this week's Carnival of HR.  Carnival of HR is dedicated to bringing together the best posts from the HR blogging community! This post was submitted by Ben Eubanks.  Ben is a human resources professional, speaker, and blogger from Huntsville, AL.

Recently I was talking with a friend about recruiting, and LinkedIn came up. I mentioned my success with the tool, and that led to some discussions around how to use it, what to do, how to connect, etc. In the video below I go over my tips for how to use a free LinkedIn account to recruit like a rockstar.

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Video Notes

In the video I cover three key areas for the newbie or the advanced HR pro to take advantage of LinkedIn for recruiting.

  1. Searching LinkedIn with Google using the site:linkedin.com operator
  2. Crafting a connection message that people want to respond to
  3. Leveraging new contacts’ connections for referral purposes

Have you used LinkedIn for recruiting? What has been your experience? Any other questions I could answer?

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