Recruiting On-The-Go

It is estimated that by 2018, one-third of consumers, worldwide, will be using a smartphone.  In the world that I live in, it appears that we have already exceeded that estimate as nearly everyone I encounter appears to have a smartphone surgically attached to their hand.  Recruiters hoping to attract top talent, before the competition scoops them up, are utilizing technology in every way possible, which now includes hiring and interviewing apps.  This enables the recruiter and the potential candidate to respond quickly and conveniently.

LinkedIn Recruiter App

The most popular app amongst recruiters is the LinkedIn Recruiter App for iOS and Android.  As most of you know, LinkedIn is considered to be the #1 place to recruit top talent.  The LinkedIn Recruiter App adds to that reputation by having search and sourcing functionalities that are better than what is provided by competitor apps.  LinkedIn Recruiter is a free app that gives the user the same types of functionality that the web-based platform offers, such as managing job postings, searching for and reviewing profiles, the ability to add and save notes to candidate profiles and access to over 433 million LinkedIn members.  While the Recruiter app is free, you do have to be a LinkedIn Recruiter customer.

Additional Benefits of LinkedIn Recruiter

Over 75% of recruiters and talent managers use some type of recruiting software and/or app, with approximately 94% reporting that it is well worth the effort and added expense.  This is based on the functionality and convenience of using the app.

The next generation Recruiter has added features that give recruiters the ability to search even if they have very little knowledge about the skills necessary for certain professions.  The recruiter can simply type the profession into the guided search bar and receive a list of the top trending skills necessary for that career, as well as a list of potential candidates.  This information will also update in real time.

Additionally, next generation LinkedIn Recruiter has a function called “Spotlight” that lists the potential candidates that are more likely to engage with a recruiter.  This is a great starting point for the recruiter, as well as a considerable time saver.  These candidates are typically someone who has some type of connection to the organization, making it very worthwhile for job seekers to make connections with people who work at the companies that they are interested in.  Also, following the company on LinkedIn is another way of showing up during the spotlight search.

Job Seeker Beware

Something for job seekers to be aware of is the fact that recruiters can see all of your profile information, without you even being aware that someone is checking it (you) out.  This is because LinkedIn wants the paying customers – recruiters and businesses – to have the very best LinkedIn experience possible.  Just a reminder to make sure you formulate a killer profile.

Rating the App

The current version of LinkedIn Recruiter iOS has thus far received a 4.5 rating (83 reviews) for its well-thought-out design and great functionality.  The former version had a rating of 3.5 from over 71,000 reviews, which is how Android users were rating it as well (chart below).

Other LinkedIn Apps

LinkedIn Recruiter app gives the user the ability to engage the best talent, from anywhere and at the recruiter’s convenience.  While this app is geared towards recruiters, it is important to note that LinkedIn also has other mobile apps to fit each user’s needs, such as LinkedIn Job Search, LinkedIn Lookup, LinkedIn Learning, LinkedIn SlideShare, and LinkedIn Groups.  Check them out!!

Which apps have you used to recruit or to find a job?

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  1. Wow, I do not really use LinkedIn, however, I do have a profile, and I think it is a little scary that employers can be checking out your profile even if you are not aware of it. But I guess when you put things out there for people to see on the internet, it doesn’t really matter who sees it.

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      1. I do not plan to look for a new job any time in the future, but you never know 🙂 I really love my job here at Universal Orlando and am hoping that they will be building a doggie resort soon! Then I will be in Heaven!

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  2. Great post Brenda. I have never really used LinkedIn but I have heard rave reviews. I know a few people who have actually gotten more interviews from LinkedIn than actually applying via the companies website. As a recruiter I would know enjoy any app that would allow me to do my job on the go. Also the easy of navigating the application is important as well.

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  3. Brenda, your information proves that we should be prompting our students to develop a LinkedIn profile before they graduate. As others mentioned, I think I have a profile, but it has been a long time since I updated or interacted with it. One thing that turned me off about LinkedIn was the number of creeps that showed up right after I signed up. I would bet that LinkedIn has a better handle on this activity these days. As a recruiter, you are smart to use the app so you can be checking in with candidates when you are away from your computer. Thanks for the information! ~Leesa

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  4. Hi Brenda,
    Great post! I love how your broke up the blog into different sections with visuals and a video at the end! LinkedIn is such a great tool, I love using it to stay in touch with previous companies and co-workers. I also have found it useful to join groups and hear about networking events!

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  5. Hi Brenda,
    (My computer likes to call you Brent for some reason) Another great blog. LinkedIn is how I was approached for my new role. I have been in Banking for a while but when this company came to Boston and they needed bankers to fill in positions they were recruiting through LinkedIn and my branch manager recruited me through LinkedIn. It is funny how it worked for me because it was in 2015 where I took Social Media class for my undergraduate class and we were encouraged to het LinkedIn account. We had a project on Social Media tools and upon my professor’s encouragement I got LinkedIn account. I thought I will keep the account for the duration of the class and deactivate my account. But I started getting more involved with LinkedIn and started being active on it and expanding my network. I landed a job when I wasn’t looking for one and it was a great feeling. After reading your blog, I am planning to shape my LinkedIn profile so I am noticeable to the recruiters for the job I want to get.
    Good post!
    -Barsha

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  6. Brenda,
    As always a great blog post. I really like your use of both links and video. Combined this gives information on many levels. I have still resolved to update my account when I find the time. I’m such a procrastinator.

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  7. Great information! I knew a little bit at that area of LinkedIn and now I know so much more! Very usefully information for job seekers great mention about making sure your profile is top notch. Recruiters really look at all online information and having a great LinkedIn is so important now a days.

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