Learner-Led Class Discussion

Is LinkedIn a useful recruiting tool for large businesses?

According to ere.net LinkedIn powers of the portal in the recruiting field is unmistakable. If you are looking for a database or source that includes a large percentage of passive prospects, LinkedIn is simply alone at the top it allows your employees to find quality potential referrals, and it enables a firm to conduct phenomenal talent management research. Follow the link below for more information.

LinkedIn is fantastic for categorizing and ranking top talented employees. There is an endorsements feature on LinkedIn which assists recruiters to find the most valuable, possibly future employees with great potential. This feature has a tool which notifies the recruiter by e-mail if possible employees are recognised.

Excellent article stating the future of LinkedIn as a recruitment tool, as it has a professional focus. LinkedIn makes it easy for employees to identify and connect with others in the same profession that may eventually become an employee referral. Recruiters, who have a broader access to the entire LinkedIn database, can also “suggest” names within LinkedIn that an employee may want to build a relationship with in the hope of eventually making them a referral.

LinkedIn functions like a hybrid of Twitter and Facebook. Connections require acceptance from both sides, but public entities (like company pages) and groups can be followed. LinkedIn tends to be a great social network for those who are recruiting talent or involved in B2B sales and marketing. It’s often far less effective as a pure consumer/B2B channel.

Can LinkedIn be a valuable social media method in marketing yourself and your company?

In relation to marketing yourself and your company, the article simply states that LinkedIn recommends maintaining an up-to-date profile, providing links to other accounts such as Twitter and creating a Career Page. Lewis Howes emphasises the importance of using LinkedIn as a marketing tool and provides ten LinkedIn tips which can lead to an increase ones marketing potential. http://lewishowes.com/linkedin/linkedin-business-marketing-tips/ : Complete a rock solid profile, connect with everyone, customise your websites, be compelling, recommend others, connect with Twitter, add your company profile, optimise your search ranking, and add advanced applications.

It is essential that LinkedIn maintains up-to-date information and profile to keep with today’s changing times; this is beneficial aspect of marketing. The 10 tips that you have supplied from Lewis Howes is an incredibly useful tool.

With over 100 million users it stands to reason that it can only be good for all. Small biz trends identified LinkedIn AS “the perfect environment to leverage ‘brand power’. Remember there’s your brand, your company brand and your industry brand. Promote and connect all three and watch relationships grow”.  http://smallbiztrends.com/2012/08/linkedin-professional-connections.html

By creating a LinkedIn profile, building your connections and keeping your account updated, you can get the attention of potential clients and customers. Originally I thought LinkedIn was just for networking but here is an article on the social aspect. It refers to the strength of the SEO on LinkedIn and how to sell yourself.


LinkedIn is a great way for professional people to get attention from from big companies.
As regards marketing your company LinkedIn is good for artisan businesses.
Sharing your content with people who are specifically interested in your niche can help you build links, but only if your content is exceptional.
The more important statistic is referral traffic. Companies get more traffic on an average post from LinkedIn than they do from all other social media outlets combined. That is because you don’t have to have a lot of followers or likes to get in front of lots of people who are really interested in your niche. http://www.seomoz.org/q/linkedin-does-this-help-with-seo-and-credability-of-your-site

How can you identify top employees or potential future employees through LinkedIn?

The article is very informative on what employers are looking for when seeking employees. It provides businesses with a competetive advantages and also as a potential future employer. http://humanresources.about.com/od/recruiting/a/recruit_linked.htm

Indeed LinkedIn has a competitive advantage over other social networking sites. It is specifically aimed at professional individuals many of which who share similar interests including work related issues and those seeking out possible employment. The world of recruitment is rapidly changing and gradually moving away from small job recruiting boards, as LinkedIn has 100 million personnel connected to the site they are at an advantage to smaller recruitment agencies.

Impressive article, very detailed and provides potential employers on how to strategically attract potential employees.

LinkedIn is generally a personal network of professionals who the employer or recruiter can send a request for a referral to recommend a candidate for employment. LinkedIn has over 130 industries in which they consist of 100,000 recruiters. It has been reported that 65% of those on LinkedIn are in a position to employ for the company they represent. Your profile is like a CV, So you must sell yourself

How does the feature ‘endorsements’ effectively provide you with professional connections?

This link is very informative, it explains endorsements very well.

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/linkedin-endorsements/ This link gives six easy steps to use endorsements. It is all about finding that job and endorsements help you get ahead of the competition. There is a section for skills on your profile and you should add skills and get your connections to endorse them. you will get confirmation of endorsements. This will show potential employers that your skills have been reaffirmed by others with endorsements.

Is LinkedIn a safe social media site for people to exploit personal information about themselves in order to find a job?

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/linkedin-endorsements/ You should know what info to put on linked in and what not. Linked In is a professional site so things like birthday and hobbies should not appear. This link states six things to avoid.




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