A Guide To eRecruitment Success For Job Seekers


It’s great that the world of online recruitment now allows job seekers to conduct their search from pretty much anywhere, that’s progress. In contrast however, there are now so many routes to finding your next career that the whole eRecruitment process can become a little daunting, and knowing a few basic tips and tricks can work wonders, and land you that perfect job.

Prioritise your requirements, and target accordingly

It is very unlikely that you can literally pick and choose who you work for.  However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t prioritise certain elements of the role you are looking for, or the industry that you’d like to work in.  With this prioritised list you can then target certain websites, forums and social media pages in order to start your search in a more targeted fashion.

Use your existing connections

Whether you have an existing professional network on LinkedIn, following on Twitter or ‘Friends’ on Facebook, these are all potential referrers for a new role.  Utilise these contacts and discuss your requirements with them. It is likely that a contact will know of a role which suits your needs.

Get yourself on LinkedIn and make sure your profile is up to date and optimised

LinkedIn is the largest professional network in the world.  Most prospective employers will research candidates on the network prior to interview (and probably after).  Ensuring that you have an up to date, professional and optimised profile is essential to your personal brand. There are numerous hints and tips on optimising your LinkedIn profile in our previous article.

Use social media to your advantage

Social media is not only a great source of the latest news from your friends and acquaintances, but also from many businesses who are keen to engage with their customers and potential employees.  Many companies will have business pages on social networks, such as Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Twitter.  Monitoring these networks, and following the company’s feed is useful, not only to find out what the business is up to and research their brand, but also for notification as to when they are advertising vacancies.  More and more businesses are using social media for recruitment to cut costs, engage with potential future employees and to reach large numbers of potential candidates quickly and efficiently.

Sharing interesting information which the company has published (or shared themselves) is a way of getting noticed and interacting with that company. Don’t overdo it however as you will just come across creepy and desperate.

Optimise your online presence

Many people have numerous online profile’s, make the most of these for job hunting success. Ensuring that these profiles are consistent across the different social networks, and ‘cleaning’ up any information or updates which may be damaging to your personal brand is an important task. Potential employers often check social networks for any information that will guide them in their decision as to whether to employ you, make sure that they only find information that is advantageous to your chances.