Many recruiters belong to the Recruiter.com Network group on LinkedIn.
While it’s best to be a first-level connection with your target recruiters, joining the groups they belong to is also a good strategy for making yourself findable.
Recruiters tend to join groups about recruiting and groups where the types of people they recruit hang out. If you want them to find you, you need to join those groups too.
Aren’t LinkedIn Groups a Lot of Work?
Note that I said join. I didn’t say anything about being active in the group. Being active will make you more noticeable, but it’s not a requirement to be findable. We’re talking findable in this post.
The Recruiter.com Group Has Almost 900,000 Members
At a minimum, join the largest recruiters’ group on LinkedIn, The Recruiter.com Network. They welcome job seekers who want to network with recruiters.
Once you have joined, you will want to adjust your settings.
- Go to the Group’s homepage.
- Click the horizontal dots on the upper right-hand side of the page.
- Click the gear icon.
- Click Member Settings.
- Make your choices.
Be sure to click “Yes” on the button that says, “Choose whether group members in your extended network can message you.” This will enable recruiters who have found you to send you messages about the career opportunities of your dreams.
That’s it, my
laziest lowest effort approach to helping recruiters find you on LinkedIn.
A More Proactive Next Step
OK, we covered a lot of recruiters just by joining The Recruiter.com Network. But what about those recruiters who specialize in people just like you? Which groups do they belong to?
Think about your top keywords, the ones you especially want to be recognized for in your profile’s Skills & Expertise section.
- Type your most important keyword into the LinkedIn search box.
- Hit Search.
- Click More.
- Click Groups.
That will generate a list of groups related to your keyword. To be most findable, join the biggest groups.
Bird Dogging It
Remember my infographic, HOW TO: Find Recruiters on LinkedIn? If you have found targeted recruiters, you can look at the Interests section at the bottoms of their profiles, see which groups they belong to, and join some of those groups yourself.
If you’re on LinkedIn, and you want a new job, it makes sense to make yourself as findable as possible. Start by joining the Recruiter.com Network group.
It’s low-hanging fruit. Pick it!
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Updated January 2019.
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