On the Recruiting Animal’s Facebook page he shared a link to this: The inside story of how 382 recruiters pursued an imaginary engineer
There is a lot to learn from this write-up. Even though it is for recruiters to learn, I think we can learn a lot, too. Some things I took away (there are a lot more, read it for yourself):
In #1 the author calls LinkedIn an “overfished pond.” Interesting, huh? You can see their suggestions of other places recruiters are told to look for talent. Where are you?
In #7 we learn how recruiters are writing emails that aren’t effective, and what they can do to make them more effective. How effective are YOUR emails?
In #8 they talk about following up and referencing a previous conversation. Very interesting idea.
In #9 they talk about the “what’s in it for me” concept, which I just wrote about on my JibberJobber blog.
It really comes back to communication, and your ability to develop relationships. But there are lots of gems in that post.