“Social recruiting” is one the newest buzz phrases in the HR world, but what does this mean exactly for job seekers?
In its simplest form, Jacobs (2009) describes social recruiting as the new evolution of recruiting that allows employers to use technology and social media tools to communicate, engage, inform, and recruit future talent. This can be both exiting and scary for the job seekers as it opens up new avenues of obtaining your personal information at the tip of anyone’s fingertips.
Employers have terminated job offers based on messages, pictures and posts on social media and this growing evolution of recruitment will only continue to impact of labour market. So please take a moment and review the social media content that you have posted or commented over the last five years.
A person’s private life should be just that – private so be cautious of how you are using social media and make sure you are exposing the very best you for everyone to see!