As an IT recruiter you are constantly meeting new people and making new connections through email or social media networks. However, when you begin adding all these people to your networks, these people typically have access to your personal contacts as well. You want to build business relationships, but where do you draw a line between your work and home life?
Many IT recruiters have chosen to create two profiles: A work profile and a personal one in order to avoid mixing in with their personal lives with business. Another option that IT recruiters have chosen is to make their profiles private and only allow a certain group of people to see their whole profile. This can become annoying and tedious trying to keep both parts of your lives separate.
IT recruiters should keep work connections on certain social networks (such as LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook) separate from personal accounts. Not only for privacy reasons, but credibility, professional and even safety reasons as well.
IT recruiting companies need to be aware of where their IT staffing competitors are looking for candidates, as well as where candidates are posting their resumes themselves. You may think everyone is just using job boards such as Monster or CareerBuilder. However, there are many more options depending on what specific IT staffing industry you are looking at. Some of these options are websites such as LinkedIn and Twitter that are now being used for networking instead of socializing. Others include niche websites and/or those specific to local geographies.
So how do you choose the right place to look for candidates to fill IT jobs? To start, you need to test some of these websites out. During the trial period it would be a good idea to keep track of where the candidates are coming from. This will help you decide how many candidates you got from each IT job board and the quality of the candidates coming from each. Once you gather your data, you will be able to analyze each IT job board based on metrics IT recruiting companies keep in mind.
Put yourself in the candidate’s shoes and think about where they are looking for IT jobs