Search on LinkedIn
After identifying the specific skills and experience necessary for a role, conduct a free search. Use specific keywords such as “Sales VP” if you’re looking for a salesperson with VP-level experience.
Then use LinkedIn search filters like location, industry, and current company to find your target candidates. Need to refine further? With Recruiter Lite, you can access additional filters such as function, seniority level, and more.
Let LinkedIn search for you
After creating a search that includes everything you’re looking for in a candidate, save it to get automatic notifications when new results come in. This can be particularly helpful when you’re hiring for the same role on a regular basis.
Engage in LinkedIn Groups
LinkedIn Groups are also a great forum for finding experts. Identify active group members who fit your hiring criteria, and start a conversation by commenting on their posts or reaching out to them directly.
Research before reaching out
Get a detailed look into a potential candidate’s experience and skillset by checking out their LinkedIn profile. View their work experience, skills and expertise, recommendations, and connections to see if they’d be a good fit for the role.
To cast a wider net, use Recruiter Lite to view the full profile of candidates outside your network.
Get in touch with candidates
Once you’ve found your top candidates, reach out on LinkedIn. If they’re within your company’s collective network, you can break the ice with a warm introduction from a mutual connection.
Otherwise, Recruiter Lite lets you message any candidate using InMail. On average, InMail gets three times the response rate that email receives. Plus, InMail is guaranteed, meaning if you don’t get a response within seven days, you’ll get another InMail credit for free.