Chapter 5

Finding Employees

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Posting a job listing

check Screening any potential applicants using LinkedIn

check Finding active or passive job seekers

When you have a handle on the key elements of improving your LinkedIn profile and experience, it’s time to look outward toward the LinkedIn network and talk about some of the benefits you can reap from a professional network of tens of millions of people.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking for your first employee, a growing start-up needing to add a knowledgeable staffer, or a part of a Fortune 500 company filling a recent opening, LinkedIn can provide a rich and powerful pool of potential applicants and job candidates, including the perfectly skilled person who isn’t even looking for a job!

When it comes to looking for an employee, one of the benefits of LinkedIn is that you aren’t limited to an applicant’s one- or two-page resume and cover letter. Instead, you get the full picture of the applicant’s professional history, coupled with recommendations and his or her knowledge and willingness to share information. Even if you find your candidate outside LinkedIn, you can use the site to perform reference checks and get more ...

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